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Chilli Peach & Strawberry Dessert

November 21, 2011 in Desserts

I like to think that I’m like most other folk here, but I generally only make pudding for guests.

I’ll be completely gutted if I find out that the rest of you do this daily for your families and that I’ve unwittingly been a dreadful mother to my sons!!

This pudding is loosely based on one I had in my previous (married) life, so I unfortunately can’t give any credit for the originator, but I like to think I’ve made enough changes to make it my own. It’s a gloriously-easy summery dessert that never fails to impress, despite the odd array of ingredients.


You’ll need the following ingredients:

1 large tin of peach slices (don’t give up on this recipe because of this – trust me, it’s a winner)!!

1 punnet of strawberries, hulled & halved

1 tin of granadilla pulp (optional)

2 Tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil leaves

2 Tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint leaves

1 red chilli, seeded & finely diced (not optional)

Pour the peach syrup into a heavy pan and, over high heat, boil until slightly reduced.

Remove from the heat and stir in the basil, mint, chilli and granadilla pulp (if using).

Combine the peach slices & strawberry halves in a glass bowl and pour the hot syrup over the fruit, gently stirring to coat.

Chill in the fridge for a few hours.

Serve with ice-cream … then sit back and wait for the compliments!!

12 responses to Chilli Peach & Strawberry Dessert

  1. Very interesting combination of ingredients!

  2. Give it a try, Zabwan, it seriously good!! :)

  3. Certainly different and interesting – one that I am copying to try – I think hubby will enjoy this. Thanks for sharing, BC. I also only make puds on a ad hoc basis – have to consider the waistline.

  4. It’s a lovely fresh summery pudding – I hope he enjoys it! :)

  5. Yumdiddleedum!!! I love anything sweet with chillies….hmmmm I must blog my fruit salad! Well done..and you are definitely not alone in the pudding for special occasions department hehe. xx

  6. LOL!! People always try to identify the ‘secret’ ingredients in this, as the basil also adds something special.

  7. My word, this is different, I have to try it! We only do puds at weekends or for guests.

  8. I should try this. Never had chilli in a fruit salad before.

  9. Deeelicious

  10. This isn’t really a fattening pud either (apart from the ice cream), which is a bonus. :)

  11. I was very wary at the prospect the first time I saw it, but I was an instant convert!

  12. Thanks, Caro – and it’s super quick & easy too, which is a huge plus!

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