Quick and Easy Christmas Pudding

PREP: 20 MINS | COOK: 30 MINS | SERVES: 8-10

What you’ll need…

375g Sunbeam Mixed Fruit

100g Sunbeam Australian Raisins

100g Angas Park Dates

1/2 cup brandy

150g butter, softened

3/4 cup dark brown sugar

2 free-range eggs

1/2 cup plain flour

2 tsp mixed spice

1 1/2 cups fresh breadcrumbs

custard, to serve


  1. Place fruit and brandy in microwaveable bowl and heat for 1 minute or until warmed through. Set aside to cool, stirring occasionally.

  2. Beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and creamy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Sift flour and mixed spice over butter mixture, then stir in breadcrumbs and fruit mixture. Mix well.

  3. Grease and flour a 1.5L microwaveable bowl. Spoon mixture into bowl and smooth top. Cover with a pleated, double-layer of baking paper secured with kitchen string.

  4. Cook in microwave on defrost setting (300W) for 30 minutes, rotating the bowl after 20 minutes. Test with a skewer inserted into pudding. If it doesn’t come out clean, microwave at 5 minute intervals until done. Leave pudding to stand for 10 minutes before turning onto a plate. Serve with custard.