Alternative Christmas Pudding Recipe

Alternative Christmas Pudding Recipe

Ingredients: Serves 8

2 oranges
200 g chopped cooking dates
2 cooking (tart) apples, quartered
3 carrots
175 g plain (all-purpose) flour
175 g fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs
100 g light brown sugar
175 g shredded (chopped) vegetable suet
75 g currants
75 g raisins
2.5 ml ground cinnamon
2.5 ml grated nutmeg
2 eggs, beaten

Butter, for greasing
St Clement's Butter Sauce, to serve


Finely grate the rind from the oranges. Cut away all the pith and peel and quarter the flesh, discarding any pips. Pass the oranges, dates, apples and carrots through a mincer (grinder) or finely chop in a food processor. Stir in the remaining ingredients until well mixed.

Butter a 1.75 litre pudding basin and line the base with a circle of greased greaseproof (waxed) paper. Spoon in the mixture and cover with a double thickness of foil, twisting and folding under the rim to secure. Steam for 3 hours. Turn out and serve hot with St Clement's Butter Sauce.

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