Looking for a way to use up some leftover Christmas pudding? Look no further and give my Christmas pudding parcels a try.

Treat unsuspecting visitors over the next couple of days to a Christmas pudding parcel and a glass of sherry or whiskey and you’ll soon be all out of pudding.


12 sheets of filo pastry

leftover cooked Christmas pudding

50ml cold custard

50g melted butter


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200C.
  2. Cut the sheets of pastry into quarters so that you have squares.
  3. Take one square and brush with melted butter.
  4. Place another square on top.
  5. Take a large teaspoon of pudding and mould into a ball in your hand.
  6. Make a small hole in the top of the ball of pudding and pour in a little custard.
  7. Place the pudding in the centre of the pastry square.
  8. Pull up one corner of the pastry and then work your way around the square pulling up the sides to make a little purse.
  9. Carefully pinch together to seal and place on a baking tray.
  10. Continue with the rest of the pastry and pudding.
  11. Brush the parcels with butter and bake in the oven for 15 – 20 minutes until the pastry is crisp and golden.
  12. Great as they are, hot or cold, or served with a little custard on the side.