Pear and orange sponge pudding
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Enjoyable Pear and orange sponge pudding Recipe

Sweet pears and zesty oranges lend an interesting twist to this traditional sponge pudding.
Pear and orange sponge pudding
Prep Time : 0:20 | Cook Time : 0:40 | Total Time : 1:00 | Serving : 6 person.

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs, separated

  • 1 cup caster sugar

  • 1 cup low-fat milk

  • 1/2 cup self-raising flour, sifted

  • 1/4 cup orange juice

  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest

  • 4 pears, cored, cut into eighths

  • Whipped cream, to serve

Method

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180C. Spray a 24cm dish, or 6 x 1 1/4-cup ramekins, lightly with oil.

  • Step 2

    In a small bowl, using an electric mixer, beat egg yolks and half the sugar until thick and creamy. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in milk, flour, orange juice and zest.

  • Step 3

    In a small, clean bowl, using an electric mixer, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining sugar, beating well until thick and glossy. Lightly fold orange mixture through.

  • Step 4

    Arrange pear pieces in prepared dish. Pour mixture over. Place in a large baking pan.

  • Step 5

    Add enough just-boiled water to come halfway up the sides of the dish (or ramekins). Bake for 35-40 mins, until lightly browned and firm to touch. Serve with cream.

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