Stir the figgy pudding and make a wish! Find plum puddings, chocolate Christmas pudding recipes, lighter alternatives such as cranberry christmas puddings and much more.
This is a fairly basic Christmas plum pudding recipe but unlike other recipes it can actually have plums in it. Unfortunately the ingredient list is so long it isn't easy to make it in less than industrial quantities! This could prove fortunate, however, as they make great food gifts. You can substitute a mixture of fresh and dried apricots of peaches for the plums if you wish.
This isn't a traditional Christmas pudding recipe, but I love it simply for that fact! The variations on this are endless because the filling can be any combination of mincemeat, pumpkin and/or cranberry sauce, but here's my favourite combination.
I remember my grandmother making this for Christmas, my mother used to make it and now I'm preparing it for our Christmas celebration.
I got this classic Christmas pudding recipe from my beloved mum. She made this pudding every Christmas, and now I'm happy to share it with you.
This is my Aunty Jan's recipe for a delicious Christmas plum pudding, it is so good that she gets orders from other people! It is a lovely winter dessert, great with custard, cream or ice cream (or all of the above!) and full of festive spirit! It is however, a lengthy process - but is worth it!
A lovely lightly spiced pudding, ideal for people who dislike a lot of fruit in their pudding. Children enjoy it.
My Mum sent me this recipe on my first Christmas when I moved out of home. To my surprise (and my husband's) it turned out perfectly. So easy, so affordable, so delicious...a must-have addition to your Christmas table.
It just isn't Christmas without Christmas pudding! Plan this pudding in advance. The longer the pudding matures, the more flavour it will have. Enjoy with brandy sauce.
I wanted to create a light chocolate Christmas pudding with plenty of chocolate chips so the kids would at least try it! No booze in this one and it cooks in a much shorter time but everyone enjoyed it and said it still tasted like Christmas pudding!
This is a steamed chocolate pudding that's more chocolate than anything else but it is lightly spiced with cinnamon and allspice so I call it my Christmas chocolate pudding. Much lighter than traditional Christmas puds at the end of a big meal.
A rich and delicious last minute steamed pudding for Christmas dessert that has ground almonds, cinnamon, cloves and chocolate, of course!
We worked out the other day this recipe is probably from around 1890. They used breadcrumbs to pad it out back then and my mother-in-law still does that. It tastes fantastic. Best if you can make it two weeks ahead.
These spicy and sweet plum puddings have been made for the royal household since the time of George I.
This Christmas pud is a delightful alcoholic Christmas treat. I use the cherries I have used to make cherry brandy.
Lighter than the traditional pudding, this is packed with fruit, soaked in sherry and orange juice so it's extra juicy. Served with brandy sauce, this Christmas pudding won't leave you feeling uncomfortably full.
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.
Easy to make, and delicious to eat using just a few ingredients. This steamed pudding is traditional fare for Christmas dinner.
This is a great Christmas pudding. I've made it for years and have passed it on to friends and family.
The last Sunday before Advent is often called ‘Stir up Sunday’. Christmas puddings are best made a month or so before the big day itself so the mixture has time to fully mature. Traditionally, the whole family takes a turn at stirring the Christmas pudding, whilst making a wish. Another popular ritual is to add a coin or a sixpence into the mix. Whoever finds it on his or her plate on Christmas Day is brought abundant wealth and happiness!
This Christmas pudding still fills me with nostalgia when I make it, I always helped my mother to make it in early November. I make it as early as possible to let it mature. It's still written on the original paper. My 4 children and 8 grandchildren look forward to it every Christmas.