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Gluten Free Christmas Pudding

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The best way to finish your Christmas lunch is with a traditional Christmas pudding. This wonderful comfort food, packed with delicious dried fruit, keeps well and is usually made well in advance of the seasonal festivities. Many families make their pudding on Stir Up Sunday, a month before Christmas. This recipe makes one large pudding. If you don’t finish it on Christmas day, keep it in the fridge for a leftovers treat.

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Unit of measurement


125 gRaisins
125 gSultanas
75 gCurrants
50 gMixed Peel
100 gGluten Free White or Brown Bread Flour Blend
100 gSugar
2 tspsMixed Spice
50 gPrunes
50 gApricots
1 Orange Rind Grated & Juice
50 gOil
1 Lemon Rind Grated & Juice
1 Greaseproof Paper
1 Tin Foil


  1. Mix together the raisins, sultanas, currants, mixed peel, flour, sugar and mixed spice.
  2. Chop the prunes and apricots and stir these into the bowl.
  3. Mix in the oil, grated lemon and orange rinds & juices.
  4. Stir well and leave to stand for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  5. Grease the sides of a 1lt/2pt pudding basin then cut two circles of greaseproof paper the size of the top of the pudding basin and reserve these.
  6. Stir the mixture again then press the mixture into the 1lt/2pt pudding basin.
  7. Cover the top of the puddings with the greaseproof paper circles.
  8. Spread tin foil over the top of the pudding basin tucking it in well around the outer rim.
  9. Place the pudding basin in saucepan then fill with water until it is half way up basin.
  10. Put the lid on the saucepan and boil for 6 hours (or see pressure cooker instructions if you have one).
  11. Carefully remove the pudding and cool without removing the foil or greaseproof paper.
  12. Store the pudding until required.
  13. Before eating, remove and refresh the greaseproof paper and foil layers.
  14. Place the pudding basin in saucepan then fill with water until it is half way up basin.
  15. Steam for a further 2 hours.
  16. Put a plate on top of the pudding basin and carefully invert the pudding.
  17. Serve warm.
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Temperature & cooking time:
simmer on hob for 6 hours then for 2 hours

Dietary status:
Without Gluten, Without Soya, Without Wheat.

Please note: Dietary status is a guideline only. If you have a food allergy, please check the suitability of your ingredients.

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By Dr Peter Barkham

31 Dec 2016 | 06:05 GMT

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This is a great recipe, very easy to make. Last year it was good but too citrus-y for my taste. This year I changed the recipe to use the rind and juice of two oranges, with a little lemon rind only.No lemon juice. Two oranges (large, juicy navels) made the pudding too liquid, but the taste was just about right. Now I'm using the juice of only one orange. Feeds 10 in my household. No leftovers!

By Mrs Kay Rose

16 Nov 2016 | 18:07 GMT

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Made this pudding last week ate it the next day ,lovely & moist ,Icooked it in presure cooker for 40 mins , made 6 mini puds perfect.

By Mrs Eileen Loader

06 Dec 2015 | 09:34 GMT

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This is my very first Christmas pudding and its smelling lovely
Camt wait for Christmas day

By Ms tamsin hudson

24 Nov 2013 | 18:49 GMT

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I don't understand. Without eggs or suet, what binds all the ingredients together?

By Mrs Helen Malik

17 Nov 2013 | 17:31 GMT

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Hi could you advise what oil you recommend using in this recipe please?

By Mrs sue frecklington

25 Oct 2013 | 09:46 BST

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Recipe looks super. Can I cook this or the mini versions in the slow cooker?

By Mrs Eunice Dawson

28 Nov 2012 | 18:01 GMT

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can anyone tell me if this keeps as well as non-gluten free puds? Or does it freeze?

Gluten Free Christmas Puddings will keep well, but will also freeze nicely. Be sure to thoroughly thaw before cooking to serve.

By Mrs Rosemary Lowe

24 Nov 2012 | 05:43 GMT

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This is the first Christmas Pud I have ever made and it looks and smells delicious, can't wait till Christmas Day.

By Mr Henry France

22 Nov 2011 | 16:01 GMT

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Can you pease tell me how many this will serve?

By Mrs debbie mills

02 Nov 2011 | 09:07 GMT

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this excellent xmas pudding,i make gluten free cakes and bakes and sell at farmers markets, best pudding i tasted. ty