Carrot and apple have been slowly working their way into cake recipes to create a healthy alternative so I suppose it makes sense that there is now a Christmas pudding version that uses them too.
Altered ingredient amounts. More apples might have improved this pudding. - 14 Nov 2009
A little disappointed. A bit bland, taste a bit like a plain bread pudding. It is remotely like Xmas pudding but not as nice. For those who cant eat dried fruit it would be an OK substitute. - 14 Nov 2009
Followed recipe as shown for the exception of adding Walnuts, I used 1/2 cup of Walnuts and 1/2 cup of raisins. The 2 quart pudding was over 1/2 gone before the party let up Thanks Added 12/27/2011 used 1/2 cup of honey instead of sugar, added 1/2 hour cooking time. Once again it was great - 13 Dec 2010 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)