Apple and carrot Christmas pudding

Apple and carrot Christmas pudding


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


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.

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Reviews (5)


To ar/uki; Enjoy your recipes a great deal! Being a yank terminology is a problem;ie; sultana? Went to google dictionary (UK) and found answer. If it wuold warrent the effort,could we have sort of "dictionary" of UK/I coloquilism's on the site? If not there's always google! Thank you - 21 Nov 2009


Made it, love it. I don't like cinnamon so swapped it with ginger. Moist, tasty and Moorish excellent. 13 November 2015 - 14 Nov 2015


The info on steaming pud states to wrap the top of the mould with parchment and aluminum foil, but this recipes doesn't mention this. Has anyone made the pud without tying it up as the recipe seems to indicate? - 01 Feb 2014

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