A rich, traditional winter dessert and a luxurious alternative to Christmas pud!
Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins
Total time: 35 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy


    •  60g (2oz) medium oatmeal
    •  10-12 fresh dates, stoned
    •  20 ready-to-eat dried apricots
    •  8tbsp whisky
    •  250g tub mascarpone cheese
    •  3-4tbsp clear honey


    1. Grill the oatmeal until toasted. Be careful, it browns quickly!
    1. Put the dates and apricots in a pan with 6 tbsp whisky and 6 tbsp water, and simmer over a low heat for 10 mins, stirring every so often.
    1. Mash the mixture roughly with a fork, leaving a few chunks of apricot. Leave to cool.
    1. Beat the mascarpone, the rest of the whisky and 2tbsp honey in a bowl, then mix in the toasted oatmeal.
    1. Spoon some of the fruit, then the mascarpone mixture, into 4 serving glasses, then repeat the layers.
    1. Chill, but bring back to room temperature 15 mins before serving.
    1. Drizzle with more honey and serve.

Nutritional information per portion

fat 28.0g saturates 17.0g calories 471(kcal)


This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.