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.

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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18 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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6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

3 hrs
Easy
5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Rich, dark and spicy - prepare enough mixture for two basins, one for Christmas day and the other to give as a gift

6 hrs and 20 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

If you prefer a lighter, fruity Christmas pudding, share Sarah Cook's family recipe, which makes three sizes of pud

4 hrs and 10 mins
Easy
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Stir the remnants of your Christmas pudding into a tub of vanilla ice cream for a super simple dessert

2 hrs and 10 mins
Easy
20 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Get a head start on Christmas with James Martin's make-ahead pudding

6 hrs and 45 mins
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Keep everyone happy with this sticky toffee-like steamed basin pudding packed with dried fruit

4 hrs
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9 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This stunning festive dessert makes a great alternative to Christmas pudding, with a hidden cream cheese and cranberry filling

1 hr and 55 mins
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6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Use leftover Christmas pudding to rustle up this speedy and sumptuously creamy trifle with Grand Marnier-steeped oranges

15 mins
Easy
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A set pudding is perfect for entertaining - this one has a creamy texture, dotted with fruit sponge and ginger loaf

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This pud is impressive, delicious and makes a great light alternative dessert to a traditional Christmas pudding

3 hrs and 45 mins
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