Christmas Pudding

Christmas Pudding

During the holiday season we all eat lots of fattening foods, so I created this version of Christmas pudding to make it low-fat and healthy. It contains no added fat at all! I made our pudding already so hurry up!




450 g dry mixed fruits ( raisins, sultanas, currants, cherry, candied peel)
25g almonds (roughly chopped)
60g self raising flour
100g dark brown sugar
100g bread crumbs
2 eggs (beaten)
5 tablespoons brandy (extra for the soaking at the end)
1 orange (juiced)
2 tablespoon grated lemon
1 teaspoons mix spice
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder



  • Lightly butter a 1.4 litre pudding bowl
  • Mix the dried fruits with the brandy and orange juice, cover with a kitchen towel and soak overnight.
  • Mix the other ingredients with the beaten eggs, then add the soaked fruits and mix well.
  • Spoon the mixture into the greased pudding bowl.
  • Cover with a double layer of greaseproof paper and aluminium foil and tie securely with a string.
  • Place a pudding in a steamer set over a saucepan  of simmering water.
  • Steam the pudding 6 hours (make sure to check the water level during the steaming).
  • Remove the pudding from the steamer then remove the papers.
  • Prick the pudding with a skewer and pour in extra brandy.
  • Cover with fresh greaseproof paper and tie with a string.
  • Store in a cool, dry place for at least two weeks before serving.

On Christmas Day re-steam the pudding for about 1 hour. Serve with brandy butter or custard.

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5 thoughts on “Christmas Pudding

  1. Wow I really enjoyed tasting X’mas pudding during my stay in Ireland, like to taste it for this Christmas
    pack it and send it to me dear

  2. I have never been a lover of christmas pudding before but since I have seen this recipe I am going to make it and follow your steps. Hopefully mine comes out as good as yours!

  3. I really enjoy this Christmas pudding. We made it after chef’s recipe and I can tell his way of doing it is the most perfect way of preserving the flavour. We all know the classic pudding that’s living a awful greasy taste after eaten. This is not the case in this pudding as it will melt in your mouth like a fine piece of art desert!

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