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Follow our step-by-step guide and stir up your own Christmas pudding, or take a sweet shortcut with our range online and in store

Christmas pudding recipe

This rich, moist traditional dessert is packed with vine fruits, aromatic spices and wine. Our recipe is perfect for making now and putting away in a cool, dry place for up to three months… then all you have to do on the big day is steam it for an hour or so to enjoy all the magical flavour

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Christmas pudding
leftover ideas

Sweet fry-up
Fry small bites of pudding until hot and crispy on the edges. Serve with brandy butter.

Special sundae
Top a scoop of vanilla ice-cream with warmed, crumbled pudding, sweet sherry, chopped nuts and melted chocolate.

Blitz slices of pudding in a food processor until crumbed, then stir into melted chocolate and sherry, roll it into balls. Decorate with melted white chocolate, angelica and a glace cherry, to look like mini Christmas puddings.

Festive family bakes

Bombe Alaska mince pies

Bombe Alaska mince pies

For a twist on the Christmas classic, try these irresistible meringue-topped mince pies: perfect served warm

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Gingerbread lattice cookies

Gingerbread lattice cookies

These buttery gingerbread cookies will fill your home with a wonderful festive aroma

Bake the cookies

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