Individual berry summer puddings

7
7
7
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
15 min
Prep
7 min
Cook
8 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
A beautiful dessert to cool off the hot summer days, these individual desserts are easy to assemble and quite impressive to serve. Plan on the overnight cooling time for the puddings to ensure they hold their shape and all the flavors marry. The snappy 15-minute prep and service time make it easy to run into the kitchen and get them on the table quickly for a dinner party stunner. The color and contrasting texture of the rich fruity pudding and creamy yogurt will delight your guests. Kids will embrace these desserts as well with their familiar flavors and fun presentation.

Ingredients

White bread

4 slice(s), crusts removed

Fresh blueberries

1 cup(s)

Sugar

cup(s)

Low-calorie cranberry juice cocktail

2 Tbsp, and raspberry mixed or water

Strawberries

2½ cup(s), hulled and sliced

Fresh raspberries

1 cup(s)

Fat-free vanilla yogurt

cup(s)

Instructions

  1. Line four 6-ounce custard cups with plastic wrap, letting it extend over the sides. With a biscuit cutter, cut out four 2 1⁄2-inch rounds from the slices of bread; set aside.
  2. Combine the blueberries, sugar, and juice in a saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute. Stir in 1 cup of the strawberries; cook 1 minute. Stir in the remaining strawberries and the raspberries. Let cool 15 minutes. Spoon 3 tablespoons of the berry juice into a cup.
  3. Place a bread round in each custard cup. Spoon in the berry mixture, pressing lightly. Cover with the bread trimmings, cutting to fit. Lightly press down, then brush bread with half of the reserved juice. Refrigerate remaining juice. Fold the plastic wrap over each pudding to enclose.
  4. Place the puddings on a plate and cover with foil. Place a can of food on each pudding to weight it. Refrigerate at least 8 hours or up to 2 days.
  5. Remove cans and foil; fold back plastic. Invert each pudding onto a plate; remove cups and plastic. Brush reserved juice over puddings; garnish each pudding with a spoonful of yogurt and a mint sprig. Yields 1 pudding per serving.

Notes

Add 1 small mint sprigs, for garnish (optional)