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Christmas Pudding

a rich fruity pudding, for Christmas or whenever you fancy
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Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 9 mins
resting time: 30 mins
Total Time: 44 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: English
Keyword: budget meals, cheap family recipes
Dietary Requirements: Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Cost per portion 22p
Calories: 742kcal
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  • 120 g sugar
  • 60 ml vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 300 ml apple juice
  • 250 g mixed dried fruit
  • 200 g breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg whisked
  • 100 g Self-raising flour


  • Warm the apple juice in a pan and then add the mixed fruit and leave to soak and cool.
  • Heat the sugar with 1 tablespoon of water in a heavy based saucepan, stirring until it darkens to a rich medium nut brown colour.
  • Pour this into the pan or bowl with your fruit. This will harden into toffee and may sizzle, so you will have a lump of toffee in some liquid, but do not panic, after about 20-30 mins cooling time, by stirring, you will be able to re incorporate this back into a liquid consistency.
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  • Combine this fruit and sugar mix with all the remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl, stirring well.
  • Pour into a greased 5.5 to 6.5 inch pudding basin, made of microwave safe plastic, glass or pyrex.
  • This mix can then be microwaved, on full power for 2 sets of 3 minutes with a standing time of 3 minutes in the middle. If after the pudding has rested for a further 5 minutes it isn't set, you can add another 2 minutes.
  • Alternatively you can steam it on your hob for approximately 2 hrs or in your slow cooker on low for approximately 6 hours.
  • The end result will not have a runny centre, so aim for a set texture, but still dark and glossy and moist.

To Serve

  • serve with 100 ml whipped whipping cream


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Nutrition Facts
Christmas Pudding
Amount Per Serving
Calories 742 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 392mg17%
Potassium 639mg18%
Carbohydrates 133g44%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 70g78%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 59IU1%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 215mg22%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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