Passionfruit Pudding with Almond Crunch

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Looking for the perfect treat? Look no further! This pudding is a fresh and satisfying dessert, complete with a combination of flavourful passionfruit and a delicious almond crunch.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes (plus 4 hours chilling time)
Yield: 4 servings


For the pudding:

  • 480 ml / 2 cups passionfruit juice
  • 100 g / 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 600 g / 2 packages medium firm tofu
  • 80 ml / 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 14 g / 1 tbsp Crystal margarine, melted and cooled
  • 2.5 ml / 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 3 medium passion fruits

For the almond crunch:

  • 80 g / ½ cup slivered almonds
  • 13 g / 3 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 25 g / 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 14 g / 1 tbsp Crystal margarine, melted
  • 1 g / 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 0.5 g / 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg


For the pudding:

1. In a small saucepan over high heat bring the passionfruit juice and sugar to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and allow to simmer until reduced to a 1/2 cup, about 20 – 25 minutes; cool to room temperature.

sugar and juice
2. In a blender, or the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade, blend the tofu, coconut milk, Crystal margarine, almond extract, and cooled passionfruit syrup until smooth.

3. Divide the pudding between 4 serving dishes with a 1 cup / 240 ml capacity, cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 4 hours before serving. Puddings will keep for up to 4 days in the refrigerator.

For the almond crunch:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).

2. In a large bowl stir together the almonds, coconut, sugar, Crystal margarine, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

almond crunch ingredients
3. Spread mixture onto a large baking sheet and bake, stirring once halfway through until golden brown, about 12 minutes; cool on sheet.

almond crunch
almond crunch

To assemble:

1. Cut the passion fruits in half and scoop the pulp into a small bowl.

2. Top the chilled pudding with even amounts of the pulp and place a mound of the almond crunch in the centre; serve immediately.

Chef Note

  • If passion fruits are unavailable, chopped mango makes for a delicious substitute.

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