Traditional Christmas Puddings

PREP: 30 MINS (Plus fruit soaking time) | COOK: 1 ¼ HRS (Small Puddings) or 5 HRS (1 Large Pudding) | SERVES: 10

Christmas Pudding with Nuts

What you’ll need…

500g SUNBEAM Gourmet Mixed Fruit

375g SUNBEAM Raisins

200g SUNBEAM Currants

200g ANGAS PARK Fruit Medley

375g ANGAS PARK Apricots – chopped

225g cranberry sauce

1 cup brandy

1 tsp nutmeg

2 tsp mixed spice

1 tblsp cinnamon, ground

4 eggs, lightly beaten

250g butter – melted and cooled

1 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed

½ cup Self Raising flour


  1. Combine fruit, cranberry sauce, brandy and spices in a large bowl, cover and leave to stand overnight.
  2. Brush 10 x 1 cup pudding basins (ramekins) or one 10 cup basin, with melted butter and line the base with baking paper.
  3. Mix eggs, butter, brown sugar and flour until well combined, then stir through fruit mixture.  Spoon mixture into prepared basins
  4. Cut a large circle of foil and baking paper, and place over each pudding, foil side up. Secure tightly with kitchen string.
  5. Place puddings in a large saucepan and add enough boiling water to fill halfway up the sides.  Cover and bring to the boil, reduce the heat and cook for  1 ¼ hours for the small puddings or 5 hours for the large pudding, replenishing water when needed.
  6. Remove from water and store well wrapped until Christmas.