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Friday, 18 December 2015

Christmas Pudding Sundaes

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I was recently sent all of the ingredients to create a delicious Christmas Holiday Dessert from the people at Carte D'Or.  Christmas Pudding Sundaes.  Because of my diabetes, desserts are pretty much off the menu for me, but there is nothing at all to stop the Toddster from enjoying all the desserts he wants.  Life just isn't fair sometimes!

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They arrived in the cutestly done up little basket . . .

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Everything I needed plus the recipe and a voucher to go and buy the ice cream.  Yum!

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My photos are not the best and don't really do justice to this dessert.  (I hate the natural light this time of year.)  And not having tasted this myself, I can only tell you what Todd said . . .  "That's really nice!"

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Which translated into non man speak means  . . .  "That's flippin' fantastic!"  He is a man of few words is our Todd . . . and if he says something is nice, he means really nice.

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Quick, easy, simple to make and tasty.  What more could you ask for in a holiday dessert?  Not a heck of a lot I don't think!

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*Christmas Pudding Sundaes*
Serves 4

A delicious holiday dessert which embodies wonderful Christmas flavours.  From the people at Carte D'Or. 

8 scoops of Carte D'Or Vanilla Ice Cream
200g of Christmas pudding (about 1 cup)
100g of cranberry Sauce (about 1/2 cup)
2 TBS mulled wine
2 tsp sugar
2 TBS toasted flaked almonds
1 TBS chocolate shavings 

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Crumble the Christmas pudding into a small pan.  Place on low heat and warm it thoroughly.
Mix the cranberry sauce, mulled wine and sugar.  Bring to the boil and stir for two minutes to combine and melt the sugar.

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Spoon half of the warmed Christmas Pudding into each of 4 tall sundae glasses.  (I used wine glasses) Drizzle with a spoonful of hot cranberry sauce.  Top with a scoop of Care D'Or Vanilla Ice Cream.  Repeat the layers with the remaibig warm Christmas Pudding and hot cranberry sauce.  Finish with a scoop of Carte D'Or Vanilla Ice Cream on top of each glass.  If you have any cranberry sauce left, spoon it over.  Sprinkle with the flaked almonds and chocolate shavings and serve immediately.

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 Carte D'Or has a whole range of ice cream products  . . .  which include seven different flavours of luxurious ice cream (a light one as well), six Gelateria, and two fabulously delicious looking ice cream logs.  Do check out their web page to find out more.  They also have a lovely range of recipes available there in order for you to use their products in a fabulously tasty way as well as offering the option of purchasing their products online.  Otherwise their products are available in all of the main grocery shops here in the UK.  (Their Blueberry and Pistachio Friand Recipe is calling my name.)

Many thanks to Carte D'Or for providing me with this opportunity.   Merry Christmas!


  1. What fun Marie to receive such a neat recipe and ings:)

    1. It was a fun recipe to make Monique. All the ingredients were in lovely little glass bottles etc. which of course I will find handy for so many other things! xo

  2. This sounds so good! I make a Christmas pudding here in the states that was handed down from my husband's family on Prince Edward Island, Canada. This will be a great way to have some leftovers. Lisa

  3. You can never have too many recipes to use up all your leftovers Lisa!! I make my MIL's Carrot Pudding that came from PEI too. xo


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