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Leftover Christmas Pudding, Brandy Buttercream & Bitter Marmalade Parfait

  • Author: Rachel Phipps
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2


This easy, no-cook festive dessert is great to use up leftover Christmas pudding, marmalade and brandy butter from a festive gift hamper.


  • Leftover, or cooked as per instructions or recipe Christmas Pudding
  • Brandy Butter (or Brandy Cream, it needs to have a whipped texture if you are using butter. The Selfridges version is perfect, but I know my family recipe for it would not work)
  • French Creme Fraiche
  • Fresh Orange Zest
  • Bitter Marmalade (There is one among the Selfridges own label products range)


  1. Beat together two parts Creme Fraiche and one part Brandy Butter until smooth. If you want to add more alcohol add a little to the cream. If I am being honest, I wanted to add a bit of a kick to the parfait pictured as it is not quite Christmas yet, so I added a good glug of vodka – the only spirit I have in my flat at the moment. Vodka did not work as well as I wanted, so I would recommend brandy here.
  2. Beat in a large pinch or two of fresh orange rind.
  3. Crumble the Christmas Pudding and layer it up with the cream and the marmalade, finishing with cream on top of your dish.
  4. Garnish with a little more orange rind, and enjoy!