Ron's Christmas Pudding

I was on twitter chatting to Fran of @DelmarvaDrives and she was telling me that her hubby made a Christmas pudding I got so excited as its a typical British Christmas dessert. I asked them for a snap and the recipe for Chow and Chatter so here it is......

Ron’s Christmas Pudding

  • 1 lb dark brown sugar
  • 1 lb candied fruit (fruit cake mix)
  • 1 lb raisins
  • ½ lb Chopped nuts
  • 1 lb bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs (beaten)
  • ¼ lb butter (one stick, just barely melted)
  • 1 bottle stout
  • ½ cup brandy or rum

Mix together the candied fruit, raisins, nuts, butter, and brown sugar. Whisk together the bread

crumbs, spices, baking powder, and salt. Mix together the eggs, and stout. Blend the dry

ingredients into the fruit mixture. Blend the liquid into the mixture. Turn the mixture into a

greased pudding basin or bowl. Tightly cover the bowl with waxed paper and aluminum foil.

Steam for 8 hours, ensuring no water gets into the covered bowl. Remove from heat, and turn

out to cool. Serve when still quite warm.

To serve, pour brandy/rum over warm pudding, turn out the lights, and ignite. Warning: The

alcohol may still be burning after the flames are no longer visible, so BE CAREFUL! Serve

warm with Rum Sauce.

May be prepared ahead of time by steaming 6 hours, turning out to cool, wrapping tightly in

waxed paper and plastic bag, and refrigerating. Finish by returning to basin/bowl, steaming 2

hours, then turning out, cooling, and serving as above.

Rum Sauce for Christmas Pudding

  • ¼ lb (one stick) unsalted butter
  • 1½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup cream
  • ½ cup rum
  • 1 tsp vanilla

In a sauce pan, melt the butter. Over medium-low heat, gradually whisk in the sugar, then the

cream, then the vanilla, then the rum. Bring just barely to bubbling, immediately remove heat,

and spoon over servings of pudding.

Thanks Ron, wish we were all there to have a slice!


  1. I like Christmas pudding. Delicious!

  2. Ron made a fabulous Christmas Pudding. My favorite thing about this pudding is getting to light it when you serve. What "little" boy doesn't like to play with fire...

    Thanks for this terrific pudding recipe.

  3. Drool!! I've never had a Christmas pudding...looks awesome :) Hope you and the family had a very wonderful Christmas, Reb!

  4. What a grand pudding!Thanks for sharing.

  5. I love good old fashioned English x'mas pudding...with lotsa custard ! :)... Thanks so much for sharing Rebecca...!

  6. I don't think I can honestly say that I have ever had Christmas pudding. That's pretty sad. Ron's looks really delicious. Hey, and he gets to play with fire too. :-) Happy New Year!

  7. Looks WONDERFUL! Just what I need, more sweets!!

  8. I haven't tried Christmas looks amazing!

  9. We may need to make New Year's Eve pudding. Just guess we'll use champagne instead of rum, ha ha.

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  11. Hi all I am passing all the lovely comments along its a wonderful dessert and my homeland is proud !!

    Love Rebecca

  12. Beautiful! I have yet to have christmas pudding it sounds delightful!

  13. I have never had an English Christmas pudding before. I am loving all the booze in there!

  14. I've never tasted such a delicious Christmas pudding and it's almost depressing me when I look at the pic. Happy New Year to you and all the readers who love this blog!

  15. this looks like a lovely English pudding..i can imagine the flavors !!!

  16. Looks so very divine,Rebecca!Hope you had a great Xmas!Happy New year

  17. This sounds like an extreme sweet dessert! And it's also an expensive dessert on this special occasion over here. Yet, it's nice to have a try. Thanks for sharing!

  18. I'm not used to eating Christmas pudding but would love to give it a try and I might fall in love with it. :D


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