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    Figgy Pudding

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    2 hrs 30 mins

    30 mins

    2 hrs

    Chef James Thomas's Note:

    I have always wondered what they were talking about in that Christmas carol. Well here it is; a recipe for Figgy Pudding. I always pictured a traditional pudding like we know it, but the English mean something different. It's actually more bread or cake-like. The taste may be a little strange to some, but to me it smells and tastes like Christmas. The figgy pudding should always be served warm. If you can't serve it fresh out of the oven, it will taste just fine to warm it in the microwave for a few seconds.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 15

    Yield:

    Cake

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. 2
      In a a medium saucepan, heat milk and chopped figs over medium-low heat but do NOT bring to a boil. Cook for 10-15 minutes stirring occasionally. The the milk will soften the figs.
    3. 3
      In a medium bowl mix flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt.
    4. 4
      In a large bowl, beat eggs one minute on high. Reduce speed to low and add butter, bread crumbs, orange peel, and warm fig mixture.
    5. 5
      Slowly incorporate flour mixture. Beat until just blended.
    6. 6
      Pour the mix into the greased bundt pan. Level top as much as possible. Cover the mold with a piece of aluminum foil greased on one side, greased side down.
    7. 7
      Place the mold in a roasting pan and place on oven rack. fIll with hot tap water 2 inches up the side of the mold. Bake for 2 hours or until the pudding is firm and it is pulling away from the side of the bundt pan.
    8. 8
      Remove the pudding from the water bath. Remove the foil and cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before unmolding. Invert bundt pan onto a serving plate and remove mold. It should come away easily.
    9. 9
      Serve with a hard sauce.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 06, 2009

      55

      AWESOME PUDDING! And yes, it's not like our puddings over here the the USA! My mom used to make her Christmas pudding just this way (although it wasn't a fig pudding), & she'd do the hard sauce & a flaming sugar cube on top! This fig pudding tastes great all on its own, but I made a sauce recipe from Zaar (Raspberry Fig Sauce) that really did hit the spot! Thanks so much for sharing this figgy pudding recipe ~ It's a real keeper! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in the current Pick A Chef]

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    • on January 06, 2014

      55

      Absolutely delicious! Having never made - or know what it was - a figgy pudding, yesterday was spent making this amazing post-Xmas dessert. I work as Activities Programmer in a long-term care facility and during the Xmas season the age old question of "what does 'Bring us a figgy pudding' mean?" kept popping up. One quick search and this recipe was found! The residents (and staff) watched all morning as I prepared, then back they came after lunch to enjoy our Figgy Pudding with a dollop of Orange Hard Sauce. So warm and sweet, with a nice bit of crunch (fig seeds) and a hint of orange (peel). The orange hard sauce was the perfect topping. Everyone gave their own personal review, with "two-thumbs up" repeated by all ... plus requests to be on next year's Xmas menu! Thanx again Chef James Thomas and Food.com!!!

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    • on January 05, 2013

      This was my first time making figgy pudding. I tested two recipes and this was an absolute winner!! It was everything I hoped it would be and MORE! I wanted something with bread in it, so this was perfect. Your family (even your little ones) won't leave until they get some! I used a prepared butterscotch caramel sauce, which was great too! I steamed the pudding in small loaf pans covered with foil, which decreased the cooking time to 1 hour, 20 min. I even froze some for later and it was still moist and full of figgy flavor!

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    Nutritional Facts for Figgy Pudding

    Serving Size: 1 (107 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 15

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 285.3
     
    Calories from Fat 81
    28%
    Total Fat 9.0 g
    13%
    Saturated Fat 5.0 g
    25%
    Cholesterol 57.4 mg
    19%
    Sodium 379.4 mg
    15%
    Total Carbohydrate 47.1 g
    15%
    Dietary Fiber 3.2 g
    12%
    Sugars 25.0 g
    100%
    Protein 5.7 g
    11%

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