Sleepy Pear Pudding

Sleepy Pear Pudding

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Course Dessert
Cuisine Irish
Servings 4


  • 3 pears poached and extra poaching liquid kept
  • 120 g butter (+ a little extra for greasing)
  • 120 g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 180 g Ground almonds
  • 2 tbsp corn flour
  • 1 orange zest
  • 2 tbsp. orange marmalade


  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4. Lightly grease a 6-8 inch ovenproof dish.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Fold in the ground almonds, corn flour then add the orange zest.
  • Arrange the pears upright in the ovenproof dish. Spoon the pudding batter around the pears and dot some marmalade jam.
  • Drizzle some pear syrup over the pears if you have some then transfer the pudding to the oven.
  • Bake for 45 – 50 minutes until the batter is golden and the pears are soft. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.
Keyword baked dessert, frangipani, gluten free, pear