Pear and ginger oat puddings

16 Apr

Oat fruit puddings

These pear and ginger oat puddings are a cross between a fruit crumble and a flapjack. They are quick to assemble, take only fifteen minutes to cook, and are so light and healthy tasting that I’m tempted to make them for breakfast.

I serve these puddings with lemon yogurt, but custard with a few teaspoons of whiskey or Drambuie stirred through it would be lovely as well.

Pear and ginger oat pudding
(serves 4)

  • 1 1/2 cups (125g) rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup (50g) melted butter
  • 2 Tb finely chopped almonds or hazelnuts
  • 1 Tb clear honey or golden syrup
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 large pear, peeled, cored and chopped finely
  • 1 piece of candied ginger, minced
  • 1 Tb marmalade
  • orange zest to garnish
  • citrus yogurt or custard to serve
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Butter four ramekins or dariole moulds, and line the bottoms with a small circle of greaseproof paper.
  2. Combine the oats, melted butter, nuts, honey and ground ginger. Mix well.
  3. Divide two thirds of the mixture between the four moulds. Using the back of a spoon, press the mixture into the bottom and around the sides.
  4. Toss the pear, ginger and marmalade and divide between the four moulds. Cover with the remaining oat mixture and press firmly.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the tops are crisp and golden.
  6. Let the puddings sit for at least five minutes, then invert into a serving bowl and remove the mould.
  7. Garnish with orange zest and serve with a citrus-flavoured yogurt or custard.

6 Responses to “Pear and ginger oat puddings”

  1. Adam Garfunkel April 16, 2015 at 10:51 am #

    A really delicious and classy dessert! And simple too.

    • Andrea April 16, 2015 at 11:35 am #

      It definitely looks like you’ve taken more trouble than it actually involves…

  2. Yana April 16, 2015 at 10:55 am #

    Wow, it looks wonderful!

    • Andrea April 16, 2015 at 11:39 am #

      Thank you!

  3. Chez @ Chez Moi April 16, 2015 at 9:33 pm #

    I must try this – I love pear and ginger together and the oats would give great texture. Great recipe!

    • Andrea April 17, 2015 at 3:02 pm #

      Thank you!

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