Four-ingredient Christmas pudding

Four-ingredient Christmas pudding


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About this recipe: 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.

Lucy Devon, England, UK

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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