Bakewell Pudding Recipe 2

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 Updated 08/03/2017

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This Bakewell pudding recipe is made with puff pastry rather than shortcrust. See History of Bakewell Pudding.


  • puff pastry
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 egg whites
  • apricot or greengage jam
  • 3/4 cup caster/superfine sugar
  • 6 egg yolks
  • a few drops of almond essence
(see measure conversions for more information on quantites)


  1. Line an oven proof dish with the puff pastry.
  2. Spread a layer of jam onto the base of the pastry.
  3. Melt the butter in a saucepan.
  4. Put the sugar, almond essence and the well beaten whites and yolks into a basin and pour the melted butter over them.
  5. Mix well and pour over the jam.
  6. Bake at about 220 degrees C. (see temperature conversions) for 10 minutes.
  7. Reduce the heat and bake until the pastry is cooked and the filling is firm to the touch.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 portions


hello I'm not from Europe. Is almond essence the same as almond extract? Thanks in advance for any help on this.
#0 - Janis - 02/14/2012 - 17:52
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