A pub in Derby has created what could be dubbed the ultimate Christmas dessert – a mince pie inside a Yorkshire Pudding.
The Cherry Tree Farm dining and carvery pub is known for its filled Yorkshire puds, and so it seemed a logical move to create what it believes is the first mince pie Yorkshire pudding.
The dessert comprises a hot mince pie sitting in a crispy Yorkshire pudding, drizzled with icing, dusted with icing sugar and served with creamy custard in a gravy boat.
The pub is part of the Farmhouse Inns group and the dessert is now set to be rolled out at 67 sites across the country.
Gareth Cotton, general manager at the Cherry Tree, said: “There’s no time quite like Christmas to gather the family and feast together – and no festive spread would be complete without a mince pie or two.
“Our filled Yorkshire puddings are always a hit with our guests, but usually we’re encouraging diners to pack them full of succulent meats and seasonal vegetables.
“This Christmas we wanted to combine the classic Yorkie pud with a seasonal sweet treat to create something truly spectacular, which also tastes delicious.
“We hope our guests are as excited as we are to try our new seasonal dish – we’re sure they’ll love it!”