Christmas Plum Pudding

    2 hours 20 minutes

    This Christmas pudding is fabulous served with custard, whipped cream or ice cream. This is quicker than a classic pudding.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 60g butter
    • 1/3 cup brown sugar
    • 1 cup milk
    • 12 dried dates, pitted, chopped
    • 1/2 cup raisins
    • 1/4 cup dried currants
    • 1/4 cup candied mixed fruit peel, chopped
    • 2 teaspoons grated orange rind
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 150g self-raising flour
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1 pinch salt

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:2hours  ›  Ready in:2hours20min 

    1. Combine butter, sugar, milk, fruit and rind in a large saucepan and bring to the boil. Remove from the heat and stir in baking soda. Sift in the flour, cinnamon and salt and mix gently until blended.
    2. Pour into prepared pudding basin and cover with a double layer of greased baking paper. Secure lid or cover with a layer of foil and tie a double piece of kitchen string around the basin to secure.
    3. Place into a large deep saucepan with boiling water coming halfway up the sides of basin. Boil for 2 hours, replenishing water as necessary. Stand in basin for 10 minutes before turning out on to serving plate.

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    I have made this recipe the last 2 Christmas seasons, and now the orders have grown, and I will make 8 this year for family and friends!! Absolutely easy, and a crowd pleaser.  -  09 Dec 2013


    Well-this is my first Christmas pudding in the bag. Ive never made one before, thought it would be a big drama but this was pretty straightforward. I guess the proof will be in the pudding!  -  26 Nov 2008


    This has also become a family tradition for us ~ I've made it for years now. It is so easy and so delicious! I use a cleaned and buttered 1 lb coffee can for a "mold" and steam it in my crock pot (lid off).  -  28 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)