Chocolate, fruit & clementine Christmas pudding

Chocolate, fruit & clementine Christmas pudding

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • Plus 3 days soaking
  • Easy
  • Serves 6-8

This child-friendly pud by reader Julie Prior is a classic twist on the traditional Christmas pudding

  • Nut-free
Nutrition:
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal474
fat22g
saturates12g
carbs68g
sugars54g
fibre2g
protein6g
low insalt0.36g
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Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 1

    Soak the mixed fruit, cranberries and zests in the clementine and lemon juices for 3 days, stirring daily, keeping the bowl covered with a tea towel.

  • STEP 2

    Butter a 1-litre pudding basin and line the bottom with a greaseproof paper circle. Beat together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Sift in the flour, cocoa and spice, then stir in before adding the eggs. Stir in the apple, soaked fruits and liquid. Add the breadcrumbs, cherries, and chocolate chips, mixing thoroughly.

  • STEP 3

    Fill the basin with the mixture, then cover with a double thickness of greaseproof paper, pleated in the middle. Cover this with a layer of foil, pleated in the middle, then tie tightly with string.

  • STEP 4

    Place the pudding in a large saucepan on a trivet or upturned saucer so it doesn’t touch the bottom, then fill halfway up the basin with hot water. Bring to a simmer, cover the pan, then cook for 2 hrs.

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