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Mincemeat, Apple and Panettone Pudding

So, I checked this recipe out last week, having just enough mincemeat and panettone left from Christmas – a good way of using it up I thought. As you can see from the image, this pudding is not the most glamorous. However, on tasting the first mouthful, both John and I were blown away. Underneath that brown topping is a pudding that is simply and lusciously sensational. It’s that good, that I’m doing it again this Sunday after a roast dinner with friends but…am going to have to make more mincemeat and have been donated a spare panettone to complete the task! It’s worth it!!!

Serves 4 – 6

What you need…

1 x baking dish, liberally buttered

500g sharp eating apples

3 tablespoons water

200g mincemeat

60g butter, melted

250g panettone, processed to course crumbs

1 tablespoon demerara sugar

What to do…

Preheat your oven to 180˚c / 350˚f / gas 4.

Peel, core and chunk the apples and tip them into a saucepan with the water. Bring to the boil and then lower the heat, leaving the apples to collapse into a purée (I left my quite lumpy as I like finding little chunks of apple in amongst the mixture).

Remove from the heat and gently stir through the mincemeat – don’t mix it altogether to a brown mush but rather leave it unevenly mixed – looks and tastes better. Tip the whole lot into your baking dish.

Pour the melted butter into the panettone crumbs and mix thoroughly to create a loose, moist jumble of crumbs and dried fruit.

Tip the crumbs over the mincemeat and apple, leaving the surface rough and rustic! Sprinkle over the demerara sugar and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes, until the top is golden brown.

Serve with custard, double cream or ice-cream. Watch how fast this glorious pud is demolished!!!!

Inspired by…

Nigel Slater

How easy…

Sloth like effort required. Perfect for a leisurely Sunday lunch.

Christmas Mincemeat Sandwich with Panettone

Ok, so it it’s not the best photographic subject but whoa: what a fabulously festive treat (breakfast in this case, served alongside a double espresso). It felt like a naughty Nigella kinda thing but is actually inspired by Nigel Slater and his simply wonderful ‘Christmas Chronicles’ book. Try with out delay and ‘Merry Christmas!’

Serves 1

What you need…

2 x slices panettone

A good dollop of mincemeat

Butter for spreading/frying

A sprinkle of icing sugar (optional)

What to do…

Spread the mincemeat evenly over one slice of bread and pop the other slice on top to create a sandwich. If you have a ‘lean mean grilling machine’, simply preheat it and then butter your sandwich on the outside of the panettone slices, pop it in the machine for about 2 minutes and ‘voila!’ – your naughty festive sandwich is complete.

Alternatively, melt a knob of butter in a small frying pan and then fry the sandwich on one side until golden brown. Then flip it and fry the other side until equally golden.

Sprinkle with icing sugar if you’re feeling the need to add an extra touch of Christmas sparkle – enjoy – absolutely delicious!

Inspired by…

Nigel Slater

How easy…

Festively ridiculously!