This is a traditional British steamed plum pudding but with the addition of fresh plums in it! However, the ingredient list is so long and it takes time do it so this is a fairly large batch! You can substitute a mixture of fresh and dried apricots, peaches, etc. for the plums. Make it well ahead of time and serve with brandy or rum butter.
at cooking school my pastry chef was from England and we learned to make a wish not only for the pudding but also for xmas fruit cakes! thank you for sharing this tit bits. I usually replace the suet with butter and like this recipe, uses what ever in the baking pantry, including dates, plum, apricot and cranberries. I like some nuts but very finely chopped. - 04 Dec 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
"Plum Pudding" simply means that it contains raisins, not our modern American idea of plums. "Plum" is the old, obsolete term for "raisin." A traditional English plum pudding contains raisins, not plums. Common misconception! - 18 Feb 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I presented this pudding at the Christmas dinner table last year and my family were amazed - to this day the think I'm a culinary genius! - 05 Oct 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)