This is a steamed pudding of brown sugar, butter, milk, flour, dates, raisins, currants, and candied fruit peel. Serve it with custard, whipped cream or ice cream.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Well grease a pudding mold.

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  • In a large saucepan combine butter, sugar, milk, dates, raisins, currants, mixed fruit peel and zest of the orange; bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in baking soda. Sift in the flour, cinnamon and salt; mix gently until blended. Pour into prepared pudding mold.

  • Cover with a double layer of greased wax paper and steam for 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

308 calories; protein 4.2g 9% DV; carbohydrates 55.4g 18% DV; fat 8.8g 14% DV; cholesterol 23.6mg 8% DV; sodium 549.4mg 22% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2008
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). Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/07/2012
This sounds great and I would really like to try it but no where in the recipe does it tell me how to steam it. I think that knowing how to steam it would be very important. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2008
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). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/07/2012
This sounds great and I would really like to try it but no where in the recipe does it tell me how to steam it. I think that knowing how to steam it would be very important. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2008
I made this for the first time yesterday and it was DELICIOUS! I left out the currants and the citron (as I didn't have any in the pantry) and it was excellent nonetheless. I'll definitely make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2005
This recipe is amazing! My dad loves plum pudding so I have to make this every Christmas. Its become a tradition! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2014
Just perfect. Served with a traditional sweet white sauce. In Wales we would even hide a sixpence in it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2014
Terrific. I doubled it and used figs instead of dates So while there are no plums it became a "figgy pudding" perfect for the season. I used a bundt pan to steam it in and later served it cold with "creme de cassis" (black current brandy) drizzled over the top and then whipped cream. Could become our new favorite for Christmas!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2012
A fantastic rich and authentic tasting dessert. Perfect for finishing off any Christmas dinner. Read More
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