This is so delicious and cheaper than buying a Christmas pudding


Ingredients (serves 12)

  • 3 Cups Dried mixed fruit (chopped)
  • 3/4 Cup Dried cranberries (chopped finely)
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 1 cup raw sugar
  • 90 grams Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Bicarb soda
  • 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 3/4 Cup plain flour
  • 3/4 Cup Self raising flour
  • 1 Teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Cup Bunderberg Rum (or any dark rum)

Method

  1. Combine fruit, water, sugar and butter in a medium saucepan. Stir over low heat until butter melts and sugar dissolves, slowly bring to the boil. Reduce heat, then simmer, uncovered for 5 minutes.
  2. Transfer mixture to a large heat proof bowl, stir in bicarb soda, allow to cool for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Stir eggs, sifted dry ingredients and rum into the fruit mixture.
  4. Grease a 2 litre pudding steamer, spoon mixture into steamer. Top with pleated baking paper and foil, secure with kitchen string or pudding steamer lid.
  5. Place pudding in a 4.5 litre slow cooker, with enough boiling water to come halfway up the side of the steamer. Cook, covered on high for approximately 5 hours, replenishing boiling water as required.
  6. Carefully remove pudding from slow cooker, allow to stand for 10 minutes before turning onto a plate.

Notes... I have been making this recipe for a few years, my family love it. I usually make it the day before Christmas, or make 2 and pop one in the freezer

  • Have pinned this for later, love eating these cakes.

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  • I don’t like cams cake but this looks really nice all the same :)

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  • I’m always put off making Christmas pudding because of the amount of cooking time, but I would like to give it a try next Christmas.

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  • This is something I would love to make for Christmas this year!

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  • there IS NOTHING SWEET IN OUR HOME AT THE MOMENT, I WOULD LOVE SOME OF THIS!!

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  • Saving this recipe for next Christmas. I never thought to use a slow cooker to make a Christmas Pud!

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  • Will be saving this recipe for next Xmas. Off the top of your head, do you know how much it would cost to make?


    • No sorry. All I know is that it cheaper than buying a decent premade one. Make sure you get the fruit when it is on special

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  • Looks fantastic, now all you need is custard!

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  • just add brandy custard for a heavenly dessert x

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  • A lovely pudding for Christmas,thanks for the recipe!

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  • It looks gorgeous! Something to try in the Philips All-in-One Cooker!

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  • I have never made Christmas pudding but this recipe looks really simple.

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  • looks delicious never thought of having a homemade pudding might give this one a go

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  • oh yeah this is close to the time of year that we need these. i am testing this for christmas

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  • Thanks for sharing

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