Christmas pudding topped with holly and pecans

Christmas pudding recipes

33 Recipes

Whether you make yours on Stir-up Sunday, or you need a last-minute pud for Christmas Day, we have the answer with fruity, nutty and chocolatey recipes.

Easy Christmas pudding

4.842105

(19 ratings)

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

Light & fruity Christmas pud

4.714285

(14 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

Chocolate & cherry Christmas pudding

4.4

(10 ratings)

A twist on the classic Christmas pudding, our cherry version is served with silky dark chocolate, a rich brandy sauce and a dollop of double cream
  • 3 hours and 10 mins
  • Easy

Classic Christmas pudding

4.944445

(18 ratings)

A homemade Christmas pudding is easy to make, then it just needs time in the steamer to turn it into a glorious, rich, fruity dessert. A festive classic
  • 8 hours
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Sticky ginger pear pudding

4.82353

(17 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

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

Christmas pudding ice cream

5

(2 ratings)

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

Mix & match mini Christmas puddings

4.666665

(3 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

Mandarin-in-the-middle Christmas pud

4.666665

(6 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

Sticky orange & marsala pudding

4.916665

(12 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

Cherry pecan Christmas pudding

5

(4 ratings)

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

Vegan Christmas pudding

4.5

(2 ratings)

Make this vegan Christmas pudding as part of a festive feast, packed with dried figs, raisins, sultanas and a tot of rum. Serve warm with vegan ice cream
  • 3 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Festive date & pecan pudding

4.846155

(13 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

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

Rocky road cheesecake pudding

4.8

(10 ratings)

We've blended two tempting sweet treats – rocky road and cheesecake – to create this irresistible make-ahead dessert, perfect for festive entertaining...
  • 50 mins
  • More effort

Figgy Christmas pudding

5

(12 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 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

4.714285

(7 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

Guinness, treacle & ginger pudding

5

(5 ratings)

Rich, dark and spicy - prepare enough mixture for two basins, one for Christmas day and the other to give as a gift
  • 6 hours and 20 mins
  • Easy

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