Mum’s Christmas Pudding Recipe

Mum’s Christmas Pudding Recipe

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How To Make Mum’s Christmas Pudding

This sweet, delectable dessert is the perfect ender to any and every heavy meal! In fact, it’s great even as a stand-alone snack. Make your own batch of scrumptious pudding with our amazing pudding recipes. We have recipes for all kinds of pudding, from pudding cake to bread pudding, and even rice pudding. Enjoy your own homemade version of everyone’s comfort meal.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 6 hours
Total: 6 hours and 30 minutes



  • 1 cup mixed dried fruits (raisins, currants, sultanas)
  • 1/2 cup chopped candied peel
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup suet or vegetable shortening
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp brandy
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Brandy sauce for serving


  1. In a large bowl, combine the dried fruits, candied peel, almonds, breadcrumbs, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt.

  2. Stir in the suet or vegetable shortening until well combined.

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, brandy, and beaten egg.

  4. Pour the milk mixture into the fruit mixture and stir until everything is evenly coated.

  5. Grease a pudding basin and spoon the pudding mixture into it, pressing it down firmly.

  6. Cover the pudding basin with a double layer of greased parchment paper and then a layer of aluminum foil. Secure tightly with kitchen string.

  7. Place the pudding basin in a large pot and fill with enough water to come halfway up the sides of the basin.

  8. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer the pudding for 6 hours, adding more water as needed to maintain the water level.

  9. Once cooked, remove the pudding basin from the pot and allow it to cool slightly before removing the parchment paper and foil.

  10. Serve the Christmas pudding warm with brandy sauce.


  • Calories : 400kcal
  • Total Fat : 14g
  • Saturated Fat : 6g
  • Cholesterol : 62mg
  • Sodium : 225mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 63g
  • Dietary Fiber : 5g
  • Sugars : 35g
  • Protein : 7g
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