Four-ingredient Christmas pudding

    10 hours 30 min

    Christmas pudding doesn't get any easier than this! Perfect for those of us who do things last minute, this pudding is stress-free and delicious.


    Devon, England, UK
    59 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 1kg dried mixed fruit
    • 250g self-raising flour
    • 1 heaped teaspoon mixed spice
    • 500ml pure orange juice

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:2hr  ›  Extra time:8hr soaking  ›  Ready in:10hr30min 

    1. Place fruit and orange juice into a large bowl. Stir well, cover and let soak overnight in the fridge.
    2. Next day, preheat oven to 150 C / Gas 2. Grease a large pudding mould.
    3. Add self-raising flour and mixed spice to the soaked fruit. Stir well.
    4. Tip the pudding mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. If the pudding looks like it's browning too fast, drape with foil.


    For a boozy pudding, pierce the pudding with a skewer and sprinkle over 2 to 3 tablespoons of brandy or rum. You could also substitute 5o to 100ml of the orange juice for brandy, rum or even whisky.

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    I like this recipe. If you don't like the mixed fruit put in candied cherries or Maraschino cherries cut up, also we add pecans because we grow them in Texas. Walnuts would be great too. My other secret and it makes a huge difference, I use Nestle's butterscotch morsels., vanilla and/or maple flavoring. No one will guess why it tastes so good with the secret ingredients. : )  -  01 Nov 2017


    Kids liked the taste but too much fruit. Next time I'll halve the fruit.  -  28 Nov 2015  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)