[Foodie Friday Recipe] Traditional Christmas Pudding

Give your holiday guests a real treat this year with this decadent and delicious traditional Christmas pudding recipe!

If you’re looking for a standout dessert for the holidays this year that will really impress your guests without a lot of extra work, why not go with a traditional English Christmas pudding?

If you’ve never had a Christmas pudding before, you’re in for a treat! Moist, fragrant, boozy, and dense, it’s like a grown-up version of fruit cake – and it makes a wonderful presentation when you flambe’ the finished pudding!

While it seems like quite a few ingredients, in fact, it all comes together easily in just a few minutes, and then you can do other things while it cooks, just checking it periodically to add water if needed. You can also prepare it ahead of time, store it in the refrigerator, and cook it on the day of.

If you don’t have (or don’t want to use) suet, you can also use butter or coconut oil. (Chill it well and then chop finely to make small crumbles that will mix evenly into your other ingredients.)

Enjoy this delicious traditional Christmas pudding topped with a drizzle of real maple syrup, or cream, or with whipped cream or ice cream – yum!

Traditional Christmas Pudding

Serves: 8
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 4 Hours


  • unsalted butter, for greasing
  • 150 g Medjool dates
  • 150 g dried apricots
  • 150 g pecan nuts
  • 75 g crystallized ginger
  • 1 small sprig of fresh rosemary
  • 150 g dried cranberries
  • 150 g raisins
  • 150 g suet
  • 150 g plain flour
  • 75 g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 200 ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 large free-range egg
  • 1 clementine
  • golden syrup
  • barrel-aged Bourbon

How to Make It:

For full instructions, visit JamieOliver.com



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