Christmas Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce – No baking
A lovely pudding with ice cream and butterscotch sauce. Even after you have eaten enough for the entire year on Christmas Day 🙂 There maybe room for this.
½ cup chopped raisins
½ cup sultanas
1/3 cup mixed peel, finely chopped
1/3 cup glazed cherries, chopped
¼ cup brandy
¾ cup chopped nuts of choice, lightly toasted
1 ½ teaspoon mixed spice
2 litres vanilla ice cream (good quality)
125 grams butter
1 cup caster sugar
1 small apple, peeled, cored and sliced
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
¾ cup chopped toasted nuts
For the Pudding: Combine fruits, sprinkle brandy over and leave to soak overnight. Add nuts and mixed spice to fruits. Fold into softened ice cream. Line a 6 cup pudding basin with plastic wrap and fill with the mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze overnight. For the Sauce: Melt the butter, mix in the sugar and apple, gently cook for about 12 minutes or until sauce turns a caramel colour, stirring frequently. Add orange juice and cook further 10 minutes or until sauce coasts back of a spoon. Stir in nuts and allow to cool before serving.