Red grapefruit delicious pudding

Red grapefruit delicious pudding

Taste of Australia
15 mins
Cooking time
40 mins
Stuart Scott

Lemon delicious pudding is a long-time favourite Australian dessert, creating its own gooey sauce. It works just as well with red grapefruit – or any citrus fruit. Strangely, it works exactly the same if you use plain (all-purpose) or self-raising flour, so it doesn’t matter which you use.


Quantity Ingredient
30g butter, softened
1 teaspoon grated red grapefruit zest
115g caster sugar
3 eggs, separated, plus 1 extra egg white
35g flour
125ml red grapefruit juice
250ml milk
ice cream or cream, to serve (optional)
icing sugar, for dusting


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease a deep 1.25 litre capacity ovenproof dish.
  2. Beat the butter, zest, sugar and egg yolks in a small bowl using an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in the sifted flour and the grapefruit juice then gradually beat in the milk.
  3. Beat the four egg whites in a large clean bowl until firm peaks form. Gently fold through the red grapefruit mixture. Pour the mixture into the prepared dish. Place in a larger baking dish. Pour boiling water into the larger baking dish until halfway up the sides of the smaller dish. Bake for about 40 minutes or until golden brown and just firm to touch. There should be some liquid left in the bottom of the dish, though this will be absorbed if you leave it standing so serve immediately with ice cream or cream, if using, dusted with sifted icing sugar.


  • Moscato is low alcohol and sweet with a slightly frizzante character, which cleanses the palate perfectly for this dish.

Lyndey’s note

  • You could make this into six individual desserts by filling six 250 ml capacity ovenproof dishes and cook for only 25–30 minutes.
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