Stuffed christmas pudding

Preparation time (not including waiting period):

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Ingredients for approx. 12 slices:

  • 70 g prunes
  • 70 g candied pineapple
  • 175 g raisins
  • 5 tbsp rum
  • 50 g candied lemon peel
  • 50 g candied orange peel
  • 60 g breadcrumbs
  • 50 g flour
  • 50 g butter
  • 35 g brown sugar
  • Juice and zest of 1 untreated lemon
  • 2 eggs (M)
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 pinch of cloves
  • 1 pinch of ginger
  • 1 pinch + 1 large pinch of cinnamon
  • 50 g ground hazelnuts
  • 3 sheets of gelatine or 5 g powdered gelatine (please follow manufacturer's instructions)
  • 2 oranges
  • 4 figs (approx. 60 g each)
  • 30 g sugar
  • 100 ml apple juice
  • 1 pinch of anise


In addition:


  • 50 g candied fruit (e.g. cherries)
  • 1 heaped tbsp of orange marmalade
  • Fat and breadcrumbs for the basin
  • Kumquats as a garnish


  1. Dice prunes and pineapple. Add raisins and sprinkle with rum. Marinate for approx. ½ hour.
  2. Using the dough hooks of a hand mixer, knead together the candied lemon and orange peel, breadcrumbs, flour, butter, brown sugar, lemon zest and juice, eggs, pinches of spice and nuts. Fold in prepared ingredients.
  3. Transfer mixture into a greased and breaded pudding basin of approx. 800 ml, preferably one with a sealable lid, pressing in slightly. Seal basin (as an alternative, cover with baking parchment and seal tightly with cooking twine) and simmer for approx. 2 hours in a bain-marie.
  4. Remove pudding from water, let rest for 10 minutes and remove from basin. Let pudding cool completely and store in a cool place for at least three weeks.
  5. A few hours before serving on Christmas Day, soak the gelatine for the stuffing in cold water. Peel oranges with a sharp knife, completely removing the outer pith. Section the orange, using the dividing pith as a guide. Cut figs into slices.
  6. Briefly bring prepared fruit, sugar and apple juice to a boil. Season with anise and a large pinch of cinnamon. Let cool slightly. Drain and squeeze out gelatine and dissolve in fruit mixture.
  7. Hollow out a tubular cavity in the middle of the pudding (do not cut through to the bottom; save pudding pieces for some other use) and fill with the fruit mixture. Mix candied fruit with the heated marmalade and spread onto the pudding. Refrigerate pudding for approx. 1 hour.
  8. Take pudding out of the refrigerator in sufficient time before serving and serve garnished with kumquat halves.

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Approx. nutrition facts per serving:

  • Calories: 265
  • Joules: 1111
  • Protein: 4.2 g
  • Fat: 7.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 40.4 g