Vanilla Plum Swirl Pudding Pops

Vanilla Plum Swirl Pudding Pops IMAGE Author: Canadian Living Credits: Vanilla Plum Swirl Pudding Pops IMAGE

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A velvety pudding studded with vanilla bean seeds is the base for these creamy artisanal pops. Layered with homemade plum purée and a little brandy, they make a treat fit for a summer day. Add any leftover plum mixture to yogurt parfaits or spread it onto toast.

  • Portion size 10 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: September 2014


  • 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • half vanilla bean
  • 2 cups homogenized milk
  • 2 tablespoons brandy
  • 2 eggs
  • pinch salt
Plum swirl:
  • 3 cups chopped plums (about 3 large)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


In saucepan, whisk sugar with cornstarch. Using tip of sharp knife, scrape seeds from vanilla bean into pan; add pod. Whisk in milk and brandy; cook over medium heat, stirring until just steaming. In bowl, whisk eggs with salt; whisk in half of the hot milk mixture in slow steady stream. Gradually whisk back into pan; cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until bubbly and thickened, 4 to 7 minutes. Strain through fine sieve into clean bowl; place plastic wrap directly on surface. Refrigerate until chilled, about 3 hours.

Plum swirl: Meanwhile, in saucepan over medium heat, bring plums, sugar and 3 tbsp water to boil. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until plums are broken down and consistency resembles jam, about 12 minutes. Strain through fine sieve into clean bowl, pressing down on fruit; discard skins. Stir in lemon juice. Refrigerate until chilled, about 45 minutes. Set aside 1 cup of the plum mixture; cover and refrigerate any remaining for another use. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 5 days.)

Alternately spoon egg mixture and reserved plum mixture into 10 ice-pop moulds, starting and ending with egg mixture. Freeze until firm, about 5 hours. (Make-ahead: Freeze for up to 4 days.)

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Nutritional facts per pop: about

  • Fibre trace
  • Sodium 33 mg
  • Sugars 21 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 127.0
  • Total fat 3 g
  • Potassium 93 mg
  • Cholesterol 41 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 23 g


  • Iron 1.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 3.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 4.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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Vanilla Plum Swirl Pudding Pops