Easy Steamed Christmas Plum Pudding
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For a Christmas dessert that is rich and full of flavour, try this easy steamed plum pudding recipe. It is so much better than any store bought pudding!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Pudding, Traditional, Holiday,
Serves: 6-8
  • 350g (2 cups) of mixed dried fruit *
  • 1 tablespoon of finely grated orange zest
  • ½ cup of orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons of sherry (or brandy)
  • ½ cup of plain flour
  • ½ cup of self raising flour
  • ½ teaspoon of bi carb soda
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon of mixed spice
  • ½ teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup of flaked almonds
  • 125g (1/2 cup) of melted butter
  • 115g (1/2 cup) caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  1. Grease a 1 litre (4 cup) metal pudding steamer and line the base with 2 layers of baking paper.
  2. Place your mixed fruit, orange peel, and orange juice into a saucepan and stir over a low to medium heat for 10 minutes or until the fruit has softened. Then remove from heat and allow to cool for about 30 minutes before stirring through the sherry.
  3. Place flours, bi carb soda, cinnamon, mixed spice, and nutmeg in a large bowl and stir to combine.
  4. Add almonds, butter, caster sugar, eggs, and fruit mixture and stir until well combined.
  5. Spoon mixture into prepared pudding steamer then smooth the top of the mixture and secure the lid.
  6. Place steamer into a large saucepan and add boiling water to the saucepan so that it come about half way up the sides of the steamer.
  7. Boil gently over a low heat for 2 hours and 45 minutes. Make sure to keep topping up the water in the saucepan as required. Pudding is cooked when a cake tester or skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  8. Once cooked, remove steamer from the saucepan and allow to pudding to stand for 10 – 15 minutes.
  9. Turn pudding out onto a plate and serve** with cream, custard, and ice cream.
* Dried fruit that I used was a mixture of sultanas, raisins, currents, mixed peel, and some glace cherries.
** Can be made a day or two early and stored in the fridge to be reheated on Christmas day. Alternatively pudding can be made a week or two ahead of time and frozen (wrapped in greaseproof paper and in an airtight container) before reheating on Christmas day.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 413 Fat: 16.7g Saturated fat: 8.7g Carbohydrates: 61.6g Sugar: 30.6 Sodium: 295mg Fiber: 4.6g Protein: 6.3g Cholesterol: 80mg
Recipe by The Links Site at https://thelinkssite.com/2018/12/16/easy-steamed-christmas-plum-pudding/