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Christmas Pudding

Christmas Pudding

The crackers have been pulled, the terrible jokes have been told and the table is a mass of devoured food and empty plates. But there’s always room for pudding, right? And the festive season isn’t complete without the perfect Christmas pudding recipe. Learn how to make Christmas pudding with ease to impress guests and keep stomachs full of our easy Christmas pudding recipe.

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Prep Time:

24 hours

Cooking Time:

4 hours

How To Make A Christmas Pudding

There’s nothing better than tucking into some flamed Christmas pudding when the food coma has worn off. Dried fruit, orange juice and a range of spices are only a slither of the flavours going into this easy Christmas pudding recipe. All set alight with brandy or whisky come evening. Learn how to make a Christmas pudding perfectly this year with SPAR.

What you'll need:

900g Mixed Dried Fruit (e.g. Raisins, Apricots, Figs, Cranberries, Sultanas)

110g Self Raising Flour

225g Brown Sugar

4 Large Eggs (beaten)

225g Butter (plus extra for greasing)

110g Breadcrumbs

1 tsp Ground Cinnamon

1 tsp Nutmeg (grated)

1 Orange

100ml Orange Juice

150ml Brandy


  1. Cut any larger pieces of mixed fruit until they’re roughly around the same size. Place the dried fruit into a large bowl and pour over the brandy.

Top Tip: If brandy isn’t the Christmas drink for you, whisky works just as well.

  1. Add grated zest of the orange to the fruit and then pour in the orange juice. Mix together well and set aside in the fridge overnight, covered by cling film.
  2. The next morning, using the extra butter, grease two pudding tins. Set aside.
  3. Using a large bowl, mix the butter and sugar until the mixture is pale in colour. Next, whisk in the beaten eggs gradually.

Top Tip: Want to save some time? Try using an electric whisk.

  1. Next, add in the soaked fruit and juices. Stir for one minute and then add in the flour and breadcrumbs. Stir again, then add the spices for flavour. Continue to stir until the mixture is a dropping consistency.
  2. Pour the mixture into designated pudding tins and cover with foil. Next, with a steamer, steam the puddings for around four hours
  3. Once steamed, turn each pudding upside on a wire rack and leave to cool. Your homemade Christmas puddings are now ready to flare up and serve!


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