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Georgia’s Fruit Pudding

fruit pudding recipe gluten-free

I recently fell in love with Georgia Pellegrini’s book Food Heroes and will be giving it to various friends for the holidays.  I am also giving away a copy to one lucky winner on my Food Heroes post from Monday. It’s a great read and has wonderful recipes.  The recipe below is my adaptation of Georgia’s grandmother’s fruit pudding, which I think you’ll enjoy.

This light and easy to eat dessert is a perfect Christmas pudding.  It’s basically made with dried fruit and eggs and won’t leave you and your Christmas guests with the typical high carb hangover that often results from holiday treats. Enjoy and thanks Georgia!

Fruit Pudding


  1. Place dried fruit, cinnamon, salt and water in a saucepan and bring to a simmer
  2. Cook at a simmer for 30 minutes until fruit is reconstituted
  3. Place fruit mixture, eggs and vanilla in a vitamix and puree until smooth
  4. Dish mixture into ramekins, then top with pecans
  5. Bake ramekins at 350° for 30 minutes
  6. Remove from oven then cool and serve

Here are some more gluten-free pudding recipes that you may enjoy:
-Crockpot Bread Pudding Recipe from Stephanie of A Year of Slow Cooking
-Avocado Pudding from Karen of Cook4Seasons
-Tapioca Pudding from Kate of Gluten Free Gobsmacked

I recently wrote an article for Natural Solutions Magazine which was featured on the cover, if you can believe that (I can’t!).  The subject is my gluten free journey, and also provides information on the various high protein flours that I use.  You can find a copy of Natural Solutions at any Barnes & Noble in the country.  My article is in the November issue of Natural Solutions (which hit newsstands a couple of weeks late), in case you’d like to take a look at it.

posted on December 8, 2010, 36 comments

  1. AndreAnna from Liife as A Plate @ lifeasaplate.com

    First of all, that looks SO amazing – kind of like the naughty filling in a pecan pie but without all the awful corn syrup! Can’t wait to try it.

    Second, I have that book on my list too for Christmas since I basically buy whatever you tell me to. Ha!

    And third, YAY YOU!! I’m so proud and excited for you for that article! Gonna head to B&N this week and will be sure to pick up a copy!

  2. Karen@Cook4Seasons @ cook4seasons.com

    Thank you for the shout out! I was just playing with the avocado pudding recipe by adding cocoa powder and a little smoked brown sugar – one of my latest food finds. Actually I think pudding is great in any flavor…the ultimate comfort food.

  3. How many servings will this make? Curious to know if I need to double or triple the recipe — it looks like something we’ll all enjoy!

  4. Intriguing recipe! I’m wondering what kind of flavor the prunes have with the apricots- very unique. And no sugar! I like the pecan topping as well.


  5. Congrats on making the cover.

  6. Ashley Craft (Taste for Healthy) @ tasteforhealthy.blogspot.com

    Oh. my. goodness! How delicious and adorable are these?!? :)

  7. Nana Rogers

    This sounds wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing it. I need all the help I can get to downsize our carb intake and still feel like we are having a treat. This is going to be great. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!!

  8. Lexie | Lexie's Kitchen @ lexieskitchen.com

    So are you a cover girl now!? Ha! How exciting!! This pudding looks so easy (as all your recipes are and why I love them so much). My little guy will love it. He only likes carbs in the form of fruit. Won’t touch the likes of bread or rice. Probably a good thing :)


  9. Tricia

    This looks amazing. What is the yield so I can figure out what size ramkins I should use? Many thanks for this and all your wonderful recipes.

  10. M Ryan Taylor @ mryantaylor.com

    Looks like I’m going to have to break down and make the investment in ramekins. :-)

  11. Nancy Morgan

    Yes, please…tell us how many ramikins should we be filling for this recipe!

  12. This sounds like the perfect light-but-delicious holiday dessert! I’m guessing that other dried fruit would suffice? I have some Medjool dates and plenty of dried cranberries on hand that I’d like to use in place of the apricots and prunes.

    Congrats on the published article! Definitely something to be proud about :).

  13. What a wonderful Christmas dessert! I, too, would love to know how many servings this recipe makes.
    And congratulations on making the cover of Natural Solutions Magazine!

  14. Tina Moody @ lifepractice.net

    Looking forward to taste testing this with my 14 year old. Dessert alternatives are most welcome.


  15. Barbara

    This looks like my kind of dessert now that I’ve cut out gluten and sugar. Yum. Thanks for posting it.

  16. Arielle

    I’d like to make this, it looks lovely! I’m wondering, 1. Should I cover the pot whilst simmering the fruit, and 2. Should I let it cool before adding the eggs? I’m worried the eggs will cook in just-boiled water!!

  17. Annette

    YEA!!!!! I emailed Natural Solutions about your blog a long time ago! Turns out they actually did contact you! :) I’m so glad! I ADORE all your recipes Elana and tell people about them ALL THE TIME! :) Thanks for making my tummy very happy! :)

  18. Lorri

    What an easy and delicious sounding recipe!

  19. Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen @ leftoverqueen.com

    Looks like a delicious and easy dish to prepare and very festive for the holidays! BTW, do you actually bake your puddings in those ball canning jars? I have seen a few of your pudding posts with them, and was curious.

  20. MaryBeth Matthews

    I just bought some pecans from my favorite pecan farm here in the Verde Valley of Arizona, Summer Place Pecan Farm: http://www.summerplacepecanfarm.com/about-summer-place-pecan.php

    Will have to make this recipe with them!


  21. Elana,

    This looks just fantastic. I also love the look of the little ramekins. I’m going to make some of these for our Christmas celebration.

    Must pop by more regularly.

    Thank you and congrats!


  22. Kathy

    This will be great for the Holidays. It looks like you can use small canning jars like you do for jam for the pudding. This would be so good for breakfast or brunch. Thanks Elana.

  23. What a cool idea.. I have never heard of a pudding made with dried fruits like this. Perfect for the holidays!

  24. Gluten Free Diva @ glutenfreediva.com

    I read through the recipe a few times just to make sure – no sweetener! Amazing! It just has the sweetness from the dried fruit. What a lovely pudding!

  25. Meg

    Made this last night but used a mix of dried fruit (plums, apricots, mango, and pineapple), instead of just apricots and prunes, and put macadamia nuts on top instead of the pecans. It made enough to fill 4 ramekins.

  26. this looks so yummy! Light, satisfying, and delish!

  27. Janice

    Fruit Pudding…They look so delicious and satisfying. I work with Better Recipes and am constantly seeking new and different dishes. Right now I am focusing on Christmas desserts and this looks great. Check ut some other great Christmas desserts, like Slow Cooked Cranberry Bread Pudding or Praline Pumpkin Torte here Christmas Dessert Recipes

  28. Nice fruit pudding! Must be delicious and so healthy.

  29. Shelly

    I just made this and it’s really light and fluffy — not what I expected. I thought it’d be more the consistency of plum pudding but its like a cupcake. Is that correct or did I just do it wrong? Overblend? Overbaked?

  30. Sarena Wiebe

    I did try this pudding and it is wonderful.. My baby adores it too. I did add a bit of honey since I have a pretty big sweet tooth. Since it was Christmas I subbed cranberries for some of the prunes. I also topped it with a mix of nuts and some coconut. This is deffinately a new favorite for me, so easy to make and a great was to use our farm fresh eggs when we have an abundance! Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  31. Looks like a great pudding! Linking back to this tomorrow. Hope you are all well :)

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