Low fat CHristmas Pudding
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Low fat CHristmas Pudding

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Serves 10

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Ingredients

  • * 75g (3oz) currants
  • * 75g (3oz) sultanas
  • * 115g (4oz) raisins
  • * 75g (3oz) cherries
  • * 75g (3oz) plain flour
  • * 1tsp mixed spice
  • * ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • * 50g (2oz) fresh breadcrumbs
  • * 50g (2oz) brown sugar
  • * 2 teaspoons gravy browning
  • * grated zest of ½ lemon and orange
  • * 115g (4oz) grated apple
  • * 115g (4oz) grated carrot
  • * 4tbsp brandy, rum or beer
  • * 1tbsp lemon juice
  • * 4tbsps skimmed milk
  • * 2 eggs beaten
  • * 2tbsp molasses or cane sugar syrup
  • * 4tbsps brandy or rum for reheating

Method

    1. Combine all the dry ingredients and wet ingredients in 2 separate bowls
    2. Mix together, adding the beaten egg, until all the ingredients are well combined.
    3. Pour the mixture into a 1 litre (2lb) pudding basin or glass bowl and cover with aluminium foil if steaming (not if micro waving).
    4. Place in a steamer, cover and cook for 3 hours. For microwave cooking, after filling the basin, cover with an upturned plate and microwave on high power for 5 minutes. Leave to stand for 5 minutes, then microwave for a further 5 minutes
    5. To reheat, steam for 1-2 hours or microwave for 10 minutes
    6. When cooked, run a knife around the edge of the basin, turn out onto a serving plate and drizzle with brandy or rum.

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Comments (2)

sonyam's picture
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This is by far the best Christmas Pudding I have ever made. I steamed it rather than microwave it to keep it moist. This is full of flavour without that claggy feeling in the mouth left by suet. This will be the recipe I use every year from now.

prisca1985's picture
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Lovely easy recipe! Made this a couple of times now and its so moist and tastey. I always steam it not microwave and I think its worth the extra time. Scrummy!

Questions (4)

Eliza52's picture

Hi I have just registered and was hoping to see a reply to the questions below. Can anyone give advice as to whether to make this pudding now for Christmas or would it be best to leave nearer the time? Many thanks Eliza52

Rebecca Wilson's picture

How do you store this, and how long for?

Rebecca Wilson's picture

How do you store this (in the fridge?) and how long for?

MsBuzz's picture

Is this pudding one that is made in advance and matured, or is it one that is made at the time of eating?
This is the first time I have made a low fat Christmas pudding as I usually make the full fat suet version and mature it for a couple of months.
Many thanks for your advice with this.

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