Pineapple Pudding

Pineapple Pudding is a rich dessert made using a pineapple and a secret ingredient which is hard for you to guess! It is truly delicious and refreshing in small size servings.

Try more refreshing chilled desserts like chawal ki kheer, mango pudding, rabri.

Pineapple Pudding
Prepare in advance and serve chilled to your guests

‘Pudding’ evokes expectation & taste of a cake topped with whipped cream and some fruits thrown in. Even I imagined it to be the same when my mom told me that she is making it for me.

Pineapple Pudding
Pineapple Pudding

But I couldn’t be more wrong.

It so b* hot in Pune that I told V to install an AC asap. Yes I am the same one who always claimed that Pune rarely needs air-conditioners but this year I take back my sentiment. We need AC and everything cool around us.

Pineapple Pudding
Rich and creamy

In this weather cool food, cool drinks and lots of window breeze is keeping us sane.

Pineapple Pudding
Pineapple Pudding

It doesn’t resemble pudding in structure but every bit as heavenly. Since my mom calls it pudding, I will continue calling it too. :)

Prepare in advance and serve chilled to your guests

Pineapple Pudding
Pineapple Pudding

It is no wonder that I am falling back on recipes like chilled pudding to entertain as well as eat myself at home. I have found another sweet monster like me in Priya and we both want to diet but end up eating fried, sweet and all sorts of guilty food in name of potluck and kids ;)

Pineapple Pudding
Pineapple Pudding

It is a perfect make-ahead dessert ready to be served for a party. It is very simple to put together with some basic ingredients at home.

Pineapple Pudding
Pineapple Pudding

And it has a special ingredient which I couldn’t believe. Can you guess? No? I know you won’t be able to either. It has bottle gourd in it.

Pineapple Pudding
Pineapple Pudding

Yes. You read right – bottle gourd. It is very difficult to decipher the taste and you can easily feed the gourd-haters some gourd on the sly. I would love being one-up here.

Pineapple Pudding
Pineapple Pudding

I made it for my in-laws and they relished it too including my toddler, who along with her dad, enjoys my cooking most.

Pineapple Pudding
Play with garnishing of your choice
Pineapple Pudding
Pineapple Pudding

Pineapple pudding

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 1 big bowl

Pineapple pudding

A very easy and quick to make-ahead dessert. Just throw in the ingredients together and chill. Serve.

Ingredients

  • 300g of canned pineapple, drained & grated
  • 200g of bottle gourd, grated & boiled
  • 300g of heavy cream
  • 200g of castor sugar, adjust according to taste
  • 1/2 cup almonds, sliced or silvered + 1 tablespoon for garnishing

Instructions

  1. Squeeze out excess water from bottle gourd. Reserve the juice and use it to knead dough or add to soup. I hate wasting food, so I would use it.
  2. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients well. Reserve 1 Tbsp almonds for garnishing. Taste and adjust sweetness if required. Since the pineapple is sweetened, I have kept low sugar. If you need more, it is quite to easy to add more.
  3. Transfer to individual cups/ glasses or in the same dish only. Cover each glass with plastic wrap and chill.
  4. Before serving garnish with some more almonds sliver, mint leaves, mango or any other fruit of the season. Serve cold.

Notes:

Taste of pineapple should be more than that of bottle gourd. If you think bottle gourd is stronger tasting, then add more pineapple or reduce bottle gourd.

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