Christmas pudding topped with holly and pecans

Christmas pudding 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.

20 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A classic light, spiced Christmas pudding - so simple you don't even need any kitchen scales

3 hrs
Easy
Vegetarian
43 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A fruity pud, served with orange custard cream, makes the perfect end to the traditional Christmas meal

6 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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15 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

An irresistibly tipsy passion fruit and Cointreau-laced pud that steams in half the time of a traditional Christmas pudding

4 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
14 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 10 mins
Easy
22 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs
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Vegetarian
21 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A great last-minute alternative to a traditional Christmas pudding - plus it reheats in only five minutes

1 hr and 50 mins
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13 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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
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12 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This deliciously moist alternative to the traditional pudding was conjured up by combining sticky toffee pudding and carrot cake

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

15 mins
Easy
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Bespoke festive puddings mean you can customise each one to individual tastes while keeping the rich fruity base the same

2 hrs and 40 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Pair chocolate and marmalade for a dessert made in heaven. The cream – which works with lots of other desserts, too – takes it up another notch

2 hrs and 40 mins
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11 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Impress your guests with this traditional, steamed pudding with a difference - cut to reveal a tender fruit centre and oozing citrus syrup

8 hrs and 45 mins
Easy
11 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This syrupy twist on Christmas pud takes no time to prepare and can be steamed or made in the microwave.

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star 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 hrs and 35 mins
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13 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

The loaf shape makes this pud easy to slice and serve, and it takes less time to cook than a steamed one

3 hrs
Easy
6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
Vegan
16 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

55 mins
Easy
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Give your Christmas pud leftovers a second life with this easy strudel recipe

35 mins
Easy
14 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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

50 mins
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2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

2 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
13 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

4 hrs
Easy
6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Traditional Christmas pud is not universally popular, especially with children - this wonderfully moist chocolate version could be the answer

3 hrs and 10 mins
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17 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Impress your guests with this showstopping Christmas dessert, which can be made up to one month ahead

12 hrs
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