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Pressure Cooker Christmas Pudding

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Cooking time

Prep: 30 minutes Cook: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Skill level

More effort


Serves 6

For 'old style' high dome Tower / Prestige pressure cookers

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  • 100g Self Raising Flour
  • 75g Shredded Vegetable Suet
  • 100g Muscovado Sugar (Light Brown sugar is fine)
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp Mixed Spice
  • 500g Mixed Fruit
  • 1/2 Lemon Rind (Grated)
  • 1 tbsp Brandy
  • 1 tbsp Milk
  • 2 Medium Eggs


  1. This recipe suits a 5 litre 'high-dome' pressure cooker and fills a 2pt / 1ltr bowl. Grease the bowl and place a circle of greaseproof paper in the base.

  2. Mix together the flour, sugar, suet then add the fruit & spice.

  3. Mix together the eggs, brandy & milk.

  4. Add the liquid to the dry mix and stir well.

  5. Place the mix in the greased bowl and place a double layer of greaseproof paper over the mix. Cover the bowl with aluminium foil and tie around the bowl with string to secure the foil.

  6. Place the trivet and the basket in the base of the pressure cooker and place the bowl in the basket. Fill the pressure cooker with cold water to approximately 20mm below the top of the bowl.

  7. Secure the pressure cooker lid and bring to pressure on the hob. Once pressure is reached, apply the 5lb weight (or maintain 5lb pressure) for 2.5hrs.

  8. The pudding can be served straight away or stored (covered with cling film) and re-streamed using the above steaming method (covering again with foil) for 30 mins

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20th Nov, 2017
I have recently purchased a pressure cooker which unfortunately has come without a book showing how long I should pressure cook a Christmas Pudd. Could you please help and advise me how long I should cook a 1-lb christmas pud for. Many thanks
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