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Easy Christmas pudding recipe

Easy Christmas Pudding Recipe

Rachi Fernandopulle
Rich pudding with dried stone fruit
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Servings 8 people


  • Heatproof bowl
  • Mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Big saucepan ( to steam )
  • Baking paper, foil paper, thread


  • 150 g Dates Chopped
  • 150 g Dried Apricots Chopped
  • 75 g Caramelised ginger Chopped
  • 150 g Dried cranberries
  • 150 g Raisins
  • 150 g Butter Unsalted
  • 150 g All-purpose flour
  • 75 g Breadcrumbs
  • 200 ml Milk Fresh
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 Orange juice and zest
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 2 tbsp Golden syrup or honey
  • 150 g Muscovado sugar
  • 1 tsp Allspice powder
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 30 g Brandy


  • Into a large bowl add all ingredients.
    Make sure to use the zest of the orange and also squeeze 1/2 of the orange into the mixture
  • Mix all ingredients with a wooden spoon or using your hands, until well combined togeather
  • Use a deep bowl that is heatproof ( 1.3 L deep bowl) apply butter using a brush generously. Add a circle of greaseproof paper on the bottom before adding the pudding mixture in.
    It is very important to apply butter to the bowl well, for the pudding to unmould
  • Pour the pudding mixture into the heatproof bowl. Secure the top with a greaseproof paper, then tightly secure it with aluminium foil. using a piece of string tightly tie the string around the bowl.
    It is very important the pudding is secured well with foil, to prevent the water from going inside the pudding. ( watch the video on how to wrap the pudding)
  • Place a deep saucepan on medium fire, place the pudding bowl inside, carefully add water until it has just reached the pudding bowl, cover with a lid and steam for 4 - 4 1/2 hours. Make sure to check the water limit every hour.
  • Once fully cooked unmould the pudding, by placing a plate on the top and turning the pudding upside down. Lift the bowl and it should come out very easily.
  • If you like to flambe the pudding, check my article above on how to do that. Serve it warm with cold custard or even vanilla ice cream.
  • If you like to make it prior and reheat on the day, check my reheating instruction on the article above.


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