Berry Pudding by Dr Melinda Morrison

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An easy and healthy alternative to bread and pudding!


  • 4 slices white lower-GI bread
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-fat canola margarine
  • 3 tablespoons strawberry fruit spread
  • 3 eggs
  • 350 ml (11 fl  oz) low-fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1½ cups (250 g/8 oz) frozen blueberries, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar


  1. Pre-heat oven to 160°C (315°F/Gas 2–3).
  2. Lightly spread each slice of bread with margarine on one side, and fruit spread on the other.
  3. Cut the bread into triangles and lay 8 triangles margarine-side down, on the base of a long thin baking dish (so triangles overlap slightly).
  4. Place the remaining 8 triangles on top, jam-side down, and overlapping.
  5. Whisk together the eggs, milk and vanilla in a bowl.
  6. Pour the egg mixture over the bread, and sprinkle ½ cup (80 ml/2²/³ fl  oz)  blueberries along the edges, around the outside of the bread.
  7. Allow to sit for approximately 5 minutes until the egg mixture has soaked into the bread.
  8. Bake for 25–30 minutes or until set and golden brown.
  9. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the remaining berries.
  10. Allow to sit for 10 minutes, then dust with icing sugar and serve.


Gluten-free: Use gluten-free bread and pure icing sugar

Nutritional Analysis

Per serve: Energy 788 kJ / Fat 6 g / Saturated fat 2 g / Carbohydrate 27 g (2 exchanges) / Fibre 2 g / Sodium 166 mg / GI low

Family Food for Diabetes Book 2Recipe taken from Family Food for Diabetes Book 2 by Dr Melinda Morrison.

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