Plum Pudding

    2 hours 20 mins

    This Christmas pudding is fabulous served with custard, whipped cream or ice cream.

    14 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 60g butter
    • 1/3 cup brown sugar
    • 1 cup (250ml) milk
    • 12 dried dates, pitted, chopped
    • 1/2 cup sultanas
    • 1/4 cup dried currants
    • 1/4 cup candied mixed fruit peel, chopped
    • 2 teaspoons grated orange rind
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 150g self-raising flour
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1 pinch salt

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:2hr  ›  Ready in:2hr20min 

    1. Combine butter, sugar, milk, fruit and rind in a large saucepan and bring to the boil. Remove from the heat and stir in bicarbonate of soda. Sift in the flour, cinnamon and salt and mix gently until blended.
    2. Pour into prepared pudding basin and cover with a double layer of greased baking paper. Secure lid or cover with a layer of foil and tie a double piece of kitchen string around the basin to secure.
    3. Place into a large deep saucepan with boiling water coming halfway up the sides of basin. Boil for 2 hours, replenishing water as necessary. Stand in basin for 10 minutes before turning out on to serving plate.

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    This has also become a family tradition for us ~ I've made it for years now. It is so easy and so delicious! I use a cleaned and buttered 1 lb coffee can for a "mold" and steam it in my crock pot (lid off).  -  28 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is just like the plum pudding my English grandfather made when I was a child. He served it with CPR (Canadian Pacific Railway) Brandy Sauce. 2T butter 1/3 C sugar 1/2 C boiling water 2t cornstarch 1/2 C milk 2 egg yolks 2-4 T brandy. Melt butter in saucepan, add sugar and boiling water. Mix cornstarch in 2 T milk. Beat eggs with a fork, add remaining milk and beat together and add dissolved cornstarch into saucepan and stir constantly until thick (about 10 minutes.) Remove from heat. When cool, stir in brandy.  -  23 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was my first experience making plum pudding, and while this recipe is different from those I've tasted, it was very tasty. Full of a wonderful spice flavor. We served it warm with ice cream and really enjoyed it.  -  27 Dec 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)