Does anyone have a recipe for St Peter's pudding please?

I have been asked to make one for a friend of a friend and have never heard of it. Does anyone even have any idea of what a St Peter's pudding is? Thank you.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    This is one of my very favorite desserts: cool, creamy and sweeter than you'd suppose for a fruit dessert because of the amount of sugar.

    It looks very pretty in a cut glass bowl, but I prefer to make it in a rectangular pan or two, cut in squares and serve with whipped cream and a cherry on top. For some reason, the usually nasty maraschino cherries taste pretty good here, and their color is absolutely necessary.

    For Thanksgiving and Christmas...

    The fruit:

    6 oranges cut into supremes, reserve juice (see below)

    1 c seedless green grapes

    1/2 c chopped walnuts (mine are always toasted)

    1/2 c golden raisins

    12 pitted dates, each cut in 4 to 6 pieces

    12 maraschino cherries, cut in thirds or quartered

    The gelatin:

    2 envelopes unflavored gelatin

    2 T sugar

    1 c water

    2 c freshly squeezed orange juice (including above reserved orange juice)

    1/2 c fresh lemon juice

    2 c sugar

    The garnish:

    Whipped cream, barely sweetened, if at all

    Whole maraschino cherries with stems, for garnish

    Prepare fruit and nuts. To make supremes (orange sections with no membranes), first peel the oranges being sure to remove all the white pith and membrane from the outside. Now cut between membranes on both sides of each section. Catch the juices in a bowl as you go, and squeeze membranes into bowl to remove ever more juice. Refrigerate fruit and nuts.

    Make gelatin. Combine gelatin and 2T. sugar in a small pan. Stir in water and heat, stirring, over low heat until the gelatin is dissolved. Pour orange juice into large bowl. Add lemon juice, 2 cups orange juice, 2 cups sugar and the warm gelatin mixture. Stir until sugar dissolves. Refrigerate until the consistency of unbeaten egg yolks.

    Fold in orange sections, grapes, walnuts, raisins, dates and cut up cherries. Turn into a pretty bowl and refrigerate, covered, at least 12 hours or overnight. Garnish with whole cherries and whipped cream, or as suggested in notes, above.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The fruit:

    6 oranges cut into supremes, reserve juice (see below)

    1 c seedless green grapes

    1/2 c chopped walnuts (mine are always toasted)

    1/2 c golden raisins

    12 pitted dates, each cut in 4 to 6 pieces

    12 maraschino cherries, cut in thirds or quartered

    The gelatin:

    2 envelopes unflavored gelatin

    2 T sugar

    1 c water

    2 c freshly squeezed orange juice (including above reserved orange juice)

    1/2 c fresh lemon juice

    2 c sugar

    The garnish:

    Whipped cream, barely sweetened, if at all

    Whole maraschino cherries with stems, for garnish

    Prepare fruit and nuts. To make supremes (orange sections with no membranes), first peel the oranges being sure to remove all the white pith and membrane from the outside. Now cut between membranes on both sides of each section. Catch the juices in a bowl as you go, and squeeze membranes into bowl to remove ever more juice. Refrigerate fruit and nuts.

    Make gelatin. Combine gelatin and 2T. sugar in a small pan. Stir in water and heat, stirring, over low heat until the gelatin is dissolved. Pour orange juice into large bowl. Add lemon juice, 2 cups orange juice, 2 cups sugar and the warm gelatin mixture. Stir until sugar dissolves. Refrigerate until the consistency of unbeaten egg yolks.

    Fold in orange sections, grapes, walnuts, raisins, dates and cut up cherries. Turn into a pretty bowl and refrigerate, covered, at least 12 hours or overnight. Garnish with whole cherries and whipped cream, or as suggested in notes, above.

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  • 1 decade ago

    This is a "must have" at our holiday dinners. NEVER ADD OR SUBSTITUTE OTHER FRUITS. 2 env. unflavored

    gelatin

    2 tbsp. sugar

    6 oranges

    Orange juice

    2 c. sugar

    1 c. seedless grapes, halved

    1/2 c. chopped walnuts

    1/2 c. light raisins

    12 pitted dates, cut in sm. pieces

    12 maraschino cherries in quarters

    1/2 c. lemon juice

    Whipped cream

    In small saucepan combine gelatin and 2 tablespoons sugar; add 1 cup water. Stir over low heat until gelatin

    is dissolved. Set aside. Peel oranges, cut into sections holding over bowl to catch juice. Measure juice -

    add enough more to equal 2 cups. Pour orange juice into large bowl, add lemon juice, 2 cups sugar and the

    gelatin mixture; stir until sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate, stirring occasionally until consistency of

    unbeaten egg white. Fold in orange sections, grapes, walnuts, raisins, dates and cherries. Turn into pretty

    12 cup serving bowl. Refrigerate at least 12 hours. Serve, garnished with whipped cream right from bowl or

    serve as salad.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I think this is how you make it:

    gelatin

    2 tbsp. sugar

    6 oranges

    Orange juice

    2 c. sugar

    1 c. seedless grapes, halved

    1/2 c. chopped walnuts

    1/2 c. light raisins

    12 pitted dates, cut in sm. pieces

    12 maraschino cherries in quarters

    1/2 c. lemon juice

    Whipped cream

    In small saucepan combine gelatin and 2 tablespoons sugar; add 1 cup water. Stir over low heat until gelatin

    is dissolved. Set aside. Peel oranges, cut into sections holding over bowl to catch juice. Measure juice -

    add enough more to equal 2 cups. Pour orange juice into large bowl, add lemon juice, 2 cups sugar and the

    gelatin mixture; stir until sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate, stirring occasionally until consistency of

    unbeaten egg white. Fold in orange sections, grapes, walnuts, raisins, dates and cherries. Turn into pretty

    12 cup serving bowl. Refrigerate at least 12 hours. Serve, garnished with whipped cream right from bowl or

    serve as salad.

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Fruits have sugar, it's natural, but some fruits can even be bad for you. Veggies are a lot healthier, particularly the green ones.

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