Light Christmas Pudding

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READY IN: 2hrs 10mins
Recipe by dusty AE

I made this because most of the family dislike a lot of dried fruit in puddings and cakes. It went down a treat! Source:- Delia Smith (with a few tweaks). Doubles well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease a 1.2litre pudding basin with butter.
  2. Place the cherries in the bottom.
  3. Beat the sugar and butter with a hand held beater until pale and creamy.
  4. Beat in the eggs seperately, whisking well in between.
  5. Fold in the sifted flour, spice and salt carefully.
  6. Then add the lemon juice, lemon and orange zest, apple and fruit mince.
  7. Spoon into the basin.
  8. Tie a double piece of pleated baking paper on to the basin.
  9. Place in boiling water and cook for 2 1/2 hours.
  10. When the pudding is completely cold, turn it out, wrap it well and freeze until needed.
  11. Take out of freezer Christmas Eve.
  12. Can either re-steam it for an hour or just slice it and heat in the microwave.
  13. I used mixed red, green and yellow cherries.

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