We adapted this recipe from the Irish food authority Darina Allen's book The Complete Book of Irish Country Cooking (Penguin Studio, 1996).
A plum, says Webster's, is "a raisin when used in desserts"; traditional English plum pudding hasn't had real plums in it for generations.
The milk-based pudding called payasam in India, can also be made with rice or legumes and is a mainstay at Kerala feasts.
This recipe, from Claudia Fleming, formerly the pastry chef at New York's Gramercy Tavern, can be garnished with the cinnamon stick and star anise used to poach the oranges, as well as with a drizzle of crème fraîche.
Louise Piper’s cream pie recipe won Best of Fair, at Iowa's State Fair, in 1997.
Apple hat, named for its shape when unmolded, is among the especially plentiful and esteemed family of English apple puddings.
A blend of luscious vanilla-scented custard and sweet, juicy strawberries defines this dessert.