Vegetarian Victorian Christmas Pudding

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Ingredients (13)

  • 3/4 cup chopped dates
  • 3/4 cup blanched almonds
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup glace cherries
  • 3/4 cup candied orange peel
  • 3/4 cup dried currants
  • 1 3/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 4 eggs well beaten
  • 1/4 cup good brandy
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice

If you want a Christmas Pudding that does not call for “suet”, this is a great recipe.

Instructions

  1. 1Wash 8 250 ml mason jars and lids with screw bands.
  2. 2You will need a pot with a lid that the jars will fit in.
  3. 3Put enough water in the pot to come 1/2 way up the jars and bring to a boil.
  4. 4Dice all fruit and nuts till finely chopped and mix with the breadcrumbs.
  5. 5Melt butter and add honey and sugar.Add to fruit mixture.
  6. 6Add beaten eggs, brandy and 1 tsp of ground allspice.
  7. 7Put mixture into jars, steam for 15 mins without lids, then put lids on jars (loosely tighten bands) and steam for 1 hour.
  8. 8Cool and keep in a cool place until ready to use. Steam for 1/2 hour to reheat.
  9. 9Serve with custard sauce or vanilla ice cream.
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