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My Aunt Loredana’s Mandarin Pudding

My Aunt Loredana’s Mandarin Pudding

This recipe was inherited from my Aunt Loredana. As you may have guessed, the Mandarin Pudding is made from fresh mandarin juice.
I like to use seasonal fruits, and March is the last good month for orange and mandarin fruits.

Mandarin Fruits

Do not miss this opportunity to make this masterpiece. Hurry to the grocery store because I will show you my step-by-step method of making Mandarin Pudding. March indicates the end of winter and early spring when everything awakens from winter slumber.

Almond Blossom

Oh, by the way, do you like this picture?

Sicily celebrates the arrival of Spring in Agrigento with the festival “Sagra del mandorlo in fiore,” the Almond Blossom Festival.
Folk groups arrived from all parts of the world, performing at the “Valle dei Templi” (archaeological site) to celebrate the return to life. As a symbol of the awakening, the almond tree is in bloom.
Homer tells the story of the flowering of the almond tree and the love story of Acamante and Phyllis.
Acamante went into the Trojan War, which lasted ten years.
Phyllis waited all these years for the return of her beloved, but she unfortunately did not see him arrive between survivors, and she died of grief.
The goddess Athena, touched by her death, decided to turn her into an almond tree.
Acamante returned and learned of the death of his princess and the fact that Athena transformed her into an almond tree, he went to the tree and hug it.

The almond tree, just as Acamante hugged it, flourished.

Difficulty Beginner
Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 15 mins Total Time: 25 mins
Best Season Spring

This pudding is light, refreshing, and bursting with mandarin oranges' sweet and tangy flavor. It's a perfect dessert for any occasion, especially during the warmer months when you crave something cool and fruity.

  • 4 cups fresh filtered mandarin juice
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • lemon zest
    • Squeeze the mandarins to obtain 1lt (4 cups) of juice.
    • Filter it to remove pulp and seeds.
    • Pour the juice into a saucepan with brown sugar, cornstarch, lemon peel, and the cinnamon stick.
    • Heat the mixture, stirring constantly until it becomes thick.
    • Remove the mixture from the stove and remove the lemon peel and cinnamon stick.
    • Pour the mixture into the mold and then leave it to cool completely.
    • Before serving, garnish with strawberries and pistachio, or you can sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Keywords: Mandarin pudding