Sweet choice: 10 best ready-made puddings

If you’re cooking midweek, give yourself a break and pick up a delicious pud – your guests will never know the difference

Think of this as the cheat’s guide to perfect puds. Let’s fact it – for many of us, there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to make puddings. For others, desserts just never seem to quite work. The mousse doesn’t set, the strawberries go soggy or the crumble doesn’t, well, crumble.

If any of this sounds familiar, take heart from the fact that while there are a lot of really bad desserts on the market, others taste just as good as anything home made. So, with options ranging from Betty's Passion Fruit Torte to Waitrose’s Seriously Sticky Toffee Sponge Pudding, dessert can be dinner’s happy ending once again.

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Verdict

M&S Lemon Tarte Au Citron is always a winner - and far superior to anything similar sold in other supermarkets. Gu’s torte will make chocoholics very happy. Meanwhile, for those with deep pockets, Hummingbird Key Lime Pie is worth splashing out on.

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1. Waitrose Seriously Sticky Toffee Sponge Pudding, £3.59

2. Gu-ey Chocolate Torte, £4.39

3. M&S Lemon Tarte Au Citron, £4.49

4. Hummingbird Key Lime Pie, £33.96

5. Sainsbury’s Spiced Apple Strudel, Taste the Difference, £4.50

6. Aldi Lemon and Marscapone Cheesecake, £2.99

7. Bettys Passion Fruit Torte, £22.50

8. Riverford Treacle Tart, £6.45

9. Donald Russell Fondant Puddings Selection, £16

10. Marks and Spencer Ultimate Tiramisu

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