Chocolate, fruit & clementine Christmas pudding

Chocolate, fruit & clementine Christmas pudding

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Prep: 30 mins Cook: 2 mins 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

Nutrition and extra info

  • Nut-free

Nutrition:

  • kcal474
  • fat22g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs68g
  • sugars54g
  • fibre2g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.36g
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Ingredients

  • 85g mixed fruit
  • 85g dried cranberry
    Cranberries

    Cranberry

    A tart, ruby-red coloured berry which grows wild on shrubs throughout northern Europe and North…

  • zest and juice 2 clementines
    Clementines

    Clementine

    kleh-men-tyne

    The smallest and sweetest variety of tangerine is sweet and tangy, contains no seeds and is…

  • zest and juice 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 100g softened butter, plus extra for greasing
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 100g dark muscovado sugar
  • 50g self-raising flour
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 2 eggs, beaten
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 1 eating apple, peeled, cored and grated
    Apples

    Apple

    ap-pel

    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

  • 50g fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 50g glacé cherry, roughly chopped
  • 85g dark chocolate chips

    Chocolate ganache

    gan-ash

    Chocolate ganache is a combination of chocolate and double cream. It's simple to…

Method

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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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basound's picture
basound
19th Nov, 2009
Does this keep well? Can it be made now and then re-steamed for a couple of hours on Christmas Day?

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