Apple and carrot Christmas pudding

    3 hours 20 min

    A lighter and very moist version of Christmas pudding made with grated carrots and apples instead of lots of dried fruit.

    27 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 4 carrots - peeled and grated
    • 2 apples - peeled, cored and grated
    • 175g sultanas (optional)
    • 110g fine breadcrumbs
    • 200g plain flour
    • 1 dessertspoon baking powder
    • 1 dessertspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 150g butter
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 4 eggs

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:2hr50min  ›  Ready in:3hr20min 

    1. Combine the carrots, apples, sultanas and breadcrumbs in a bowl. Sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, bicarbonate of soda, salt, nutmeg and allspice in a separate small bowl. Cream together the butter, sugar and eggs in a separate large bowl; stir in the flour mixture. Add the carrot mixture and mix well. Transfer mixture to a lightly-greased, 2-litre mould.
    2. Place a steamer rack in the bottom of a large, deep pot. Set the filled mould on top of the steamer rack. Pour enough water into the bottom of the pot to cover the bottom 2/3 of the mould. Bring to the boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low; cover. Simmer for 2 hours 45 minutes, adding water occasionally to maintain the water level. Remove from water and allow to cool 10 minutes before turning out of mould onto a plate.

    How to steam Christmas pudding

    See our How to steam Christmas pudding guide to get step-by-step instructions for steaming your pudding to perfection.

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