New Zealand Christmas Pudding

New Zealand Christmas Pudding


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Traditional Christmas Pudding is delicious, but in the hot weather it can be a bit heavy. In NZ and Australia, it's probably best left for a Mid-Winter Christmas Feast. Here is a New Zealand Christmas Pudding suitable for the hotter weather.

Serves: 6 

  • Several boysenberries or raspberries
  • 1 box raspberry jelly
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup currants
  • ½ cup toasted almonds
  • ½ cup cherries
  • 2 tbsps dried apricots
  • 2 tbsps dried pineapple
  • 1 banana
  • ¼ cup brandy
  • 2 tbsps lemon juice
  • 200g pack white marshmallows
  • 300ml cream, whipped
  • 1 tsp gelatine
  • ¼ cup milk

Preparation:1day  ›  Ready in:1day 

  1. Place a layer of berries in bottom of a large jelly mould. Make up raspberry jelly and pour over just enough to cover berries. Leave until set.
  2. Chop fruit and nuts. Pour over brandy and lemon juice. Melt marshmallows with 2 tbsps water. Pour over fruits. Fold in firmly whipped cream and gelatine dissolved in milk. Pour over set berry jelly and refrigerate until firm.
  3. When set, dip mould in hot water for a few seconds then turn out and decorate serving dish.
  4. If desired, add a few charms and silver-wrapped coins to the fruit mixture.

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Reviews (4)


- 29 Oct 2010


I don't know why somebody didn't think of this first. What a great idea for a light christmas pudding! - 24 Oct 2009


Wow - this is amazing. Fantastic recipe, easy to follow and delicious - 24 Oct 2009

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