Christmas Pudding Recipes

Allrecipes has more than 20 recipes for Christmas puddings like figgy pudding, or date, plum, carrot and toffee puddings. Serve up some traditional puddings this Christmas.

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Desserts

Plum Pudding II

Rating: Unrated
14
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.
Dessert Sauces

Brandy Butter (Hard Sauce)

Rating: Unrated
10
This is a traditional sauce to be served with Plum Pudding. Yummy served later on hot raisin toast.
English Recipes

Old Fashioned Carrot Pudding

Rating: Unrated
21
I received this recipe about 40 years ago from a friend who said it had been in her family for generations. It comes out wonderfully moist and flavorful. I have given it as Christmas gifts many times and it's always very well received.
English Recipes

Figgy Pudding

Rating: Unrated
26
Dense, moist cake reminiscent of the Victorian dessert, this figgy pudding was the perfect finale to a chestnut-stuffed, Christmas goose dinner. Serve warm with whipped cream flavored with liqueur.
Custards and Puddings

Old-Fashioned Persimmon Pudding

Rating: Unrated
21
This is an old-fashioned persimmon pudding recipe from which people who say they don't like persimmon pudding DO like this one. It is more moist and more like the consistency of pumpkin pie filling. It's wonderful topped with whipped cream or milk poured over it.
Holiday Cakes

Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake

Rating: Unrated
135
This version is rich with dates. A pudding cake with caramel sauce served over the top.
Custards and Puddings

Suet Pudding

Rating: Unrated
6
I remember my grandmother making this for Christmas, my mother used to make it and now I'm preparing it for our Christmas celebration.
Custards and Puddings

Carrot Pudding

Rating: Unrated
24
This is a wonderful spice filled dessert that resembles plum pudding but is low in fat (unless you use the buttery sauce!). The buttery sauce is optional, the pudding is good with or without it!
English Recipes

Christmas Plum Pudding

Rating: Unrated
6
This is a fairly basic British Christmas plum pudding recipe but unlike other recipes it can actually have plums in it. Unfortunately the ingredient list is so long, it isn't easy to make it in less than industrial quantities! You can substitute a mixture of fresh and dried apricots, peaches, etc. for the plums and milk for the ale if you wish. Serve with brandy or rum butter.
Custards and Puddings

Grandma's Suet Pudding

Rating: Unrated
10
I have never used this recipe but I recently inherited my grandmother's recipe collection. She cooked desserts for a restaurant in the 30's and later cooked desserts from her home by special requests.
Custards and Puddings

Gram's Persimmon Pudding

Rating: Unrated
22
This recipe was found in my grandma's recipe box. I made it for Thanksgiving and it was a huge hit!
English Recipes

Steamed Cranberry Pudding

Rating: Unrated
21
Easy to make, and delicious to eat using just a few ingredients. This steamed pudding is traditional at Christmas - served with Hard Sauce.

Inspiration and Ideas

Apple and Carrot Christmas Pudding

"Just like my mom used to make at Christmas. This was a huge hit with everyone—especially served with rum sauce!" – Al Callander

Christmas Plum Pudding

"Serve with brandy or rum butter." – HEATHERWRAY

Billy Pudding for Davey

Rating: Unrated
5

A special Maine Christmas dessert made for Davey by Nana down-river and then Auntie Marlene. Dates, brown sugar, walnuts, yummmmm! Serve warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.