Buttermilk Pudding with Pomegranate Compote

The secret ingredient that takes the pomegranate compote on this dessert recipe to the next level? Red Wine! The fruity sauce makes an ideal sweet partner for the custard-like homemade pudding recipe.

Buttermilk Pudding with Pomegranate Compote
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
35 mins


  • ¼ cup cold milk or water

  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin

  • 2 cup heavy cream

  • 1 cup sugar

  • ½ cup creme fraiche

  • 2 cup buttermilk

  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 4 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

  • Pomegranate Compote

Pomegranate Compote

  • cup dry red wine (such as Pinot Noir)

  • cup sugar

  • ½ cup fresh pomegranate seeds

  • ¼ cup navel orange sections, chopped

  • teaspoon kosher salt

  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice


  1. In a small bowl combine milk and the gelatin; set aside.

  2. In a saucepan bring heavy cream and sugar to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until sugar is completely dissolved. Immediately remove from heat; add gelatin mixture, stirring until completely dissolved. Cool 5 minutes. Transfer to a mixing bowl. Whisk in creme friache until blended. Whisk in buttermilk, lemon juice, vanilla, and salt. Strain. Whisk in lemon peel.

  3. Divide mixture into eight 8-oz. ramekins. Cover with plastic wrapl chill until set, 2 to 3 hours. Serve with Pomegranate Compote.

Pomegranate Compote

  1. In a small saucepan combine wine and sugar. Bring to a simmer, stirring to dissolve sugar. Simmer, uncovered, about 3 minutes or until slightly reduced and syrupy. Remove from heat; cool completely.

  2. In a small bowl combine pomegranate seeds and oranges. Sprinkle with salt. Pour syrup over pomegranate mixture. Stir lemon juice into pomegranate mixture. Immediately spoon over Buttermilk Pudding

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

442 Calories
28g Fat
42g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 442
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 105mg 35%
Sodium 250mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Total Sugars 39g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 9.3mg 47%
Calcium 124mg 10%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 183mg 4%
Folate, total 9.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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