About this recipe: This classic steamed pudding is delicious with brandy butter, cream or custard.
See our How to steam Christmas pudding guide to get step-by-step instructions for steaming your pudding to perfection.
This has also become a family tradition for us ~ I've made it for years now. It is so easy and so delicious! I use a cleaned and buttered 1 lb coffee can for a "mold" and steam it in my crock pot (lid off). - 28 Mar 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This is just like the plum pudding my English grandfather made when I was a child. He served it with CPR (Canadian Pacific Railway) Brandy Sauce. 2T butter 1/3 C sugar 1/2 C boiling water 2t cornstarch 1/2 C milk 2 egg yolks 2-4 T brandy. Melt butter in saucepan, add sugar and boiling water. Mix cornstarch in 2 T milk. Beat eggs with a fork, add remaining milk and beat together and add dissolved cornstarch into saucepan and stir constantly until thick (about 10 minutes.) Remove from heat. When cool, stir in brandy. - 23 Dec 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was my first experience making plum pudding, and while this recipe is different from those I've tasted, it was very tasty. Full of a wonderful spice flavor. We served it warm with ice cream and really enjoyed it. - 27 Dec 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)