Mandarin-in-the-middle Christmas pudding

Christmas pudding recipes

30 Recipes

Our favourite last minute & make-ahead festive puds.

Mandarin-in-the-middle Christmas pud

5

(3 ratings)

Impress your guests with this traditional, steamed pudding with a difference - cut to reveal a tender fruit centre and oozing citrus syrup
  • 8 hours and 45 mins
  • Easy

Cherry pecan Christmas pudding

5

(1 rating)

This lighter version of the classic Christmas pud is still full of festive flavours - citrus zest and brandy are added to this nutty spiced fruitcake
  • 8 hours and 35 mins
  • More effort

Mix & match mini Christmas puddings

4.5

(2 ratings)

Bespoke festive puddings mean you can customise each one to individual tastes while keeping the rich fruity base the same
  • 2 hours and 40 mins
  • Easy

7-cup Christmas pudding

4.76923

(13 ratings)

A classic light, spiced Christmas pudding - so simple you don't even need any kitchen scales
  • 3 hours
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Christmas pudding ice cream

5

(1 rating)

Use up leftover Christmas pudding in this tasty frozen treat from BBC Good Food reader Jo Langley
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Classic Christmas pudding

4.923075

(13 ratings)

What's Christmas without the pud? This is a plump pudding with history...
  • 8 hours
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Chocoholic's Christmas pudding

4.153845

(13 ratings)

Wow. A definite crowd pleaser - chocolate mousse hidden by a layer of chocolate sponge, covered with the best chocolate topping we've ever tasted
  • 50 mins
  • A challenge

Figgy Christmas pudding

5

(9 ratings)

A classic that every Christmas table should have. Make ahead and simply steam the puds to reheat on the big day
  • 4 hours
  • Easy

Christmas stollen pudding

5

(3 ratings)

Good Food reader Marion Biles shares her recipe for this creamy and luxurious pud using leftover stollen
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Sticky ginger pear pudding

4.846155

(13 ratings)

A great last-minute alternative to a traditional Christmas pudding - plus it reheats in only five minutes
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • More effort

Festive date & pecan pudding

4.833335

(12 ratings)

Not your traditional Christmas pud, but a winner with our food team. A cross between sticky toffee and Christmas pud with a lighter feel
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sticky orange & marsala pudding

4.88889

(9 ratings)

This syrupy twist on Christmas pud takes no time to prepare and can be steamed or made in the microwave.
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy

Christmas pudding ice cream

4.6875

(16 ratings)

Impress your guests with this showstopping Christmas dessert, which can be made up to one month ahead
  • 12 hours
  • More effort

Iced berry pud

4.666665

(6 ratings)

This pudding is so simple, you almost feel you've cheated - it looks like a Christmas pud but is altogether different
  • 3 hours
  • Easy

Light & fruity Christmas pud

5

(9 ratings)

An irresistibly tipsy passion fruit and Cointreau-laced pud that steams in half the time of a traditional Christmas pudding
  • 4 hours and 15 mins
  • Easy

Granny Cook's Christmas pud

4

(4 ratings)

If you prefer a lighter, fruity Christmas pudding, share Sarah Cook's family recipe, which makes three sizes of pud
  • 4 hours and 10 mins
  • Easy

Christmas pud ice cream

5

(2 ratings)

Stir the remnants of your Christmas pudding into a tub of vanilla ice cream for a super simple dessert
  • 2 hours and 10 mins
  • Easy

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