Christmas pudding - healthy & low calorie (no suet)

4 servings
15 min
20 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
3 ozs. currants

3 ozs sultanas

4 ozs. raisins

4 tablespoons brandy or rum

3 ozs. glace cherries

3 ozs. plain or SR flour

1 teaspoon mixed spice

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

2 ozs. fresh breadcrumbs

2 ozs. sugar - muscovado or demerara

2 teaspoon gravy browning

1/2 a lemon & 1/2 an orange - grated zest + 1 tablespoon lemon juice

4 ozs grated apple (115g) - no need to peel

4 ozs finely grated carrot (peeled)

2 eggs + 4 tablespoons milk

2 tablespoons molasses or cane sugar syrup


  • Soak the dried fruit overnight in your alcohol of choice.
  • The next day, dust the glace cherries in the flour before adding (with all the flour) to the rest of the pudding's dry ingredients.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients together first, then add the wet ones. Mix together thoroughly - the smell is gorgeous!
  • Place into a greased 2 pt. (1.2 ltre) Pyrex bowl (or similar), cover well with a double sheet of buttered greaseproof paper
  • Tie with string or make a strip of foil to place under and over the bowl - so that you have a handle/s you can take the hot bowl out of the pan with.
  • This may be necessary when refilling the hot water inside the saucepan.


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