• Serves 12
  • 5.5 hours
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 12 Ingredients
  • Love


This is so delicious and cheaper than buying a Christmas pudding

Ingredients (serves 12)

  • 3 Cups Dried mixed fruit (chopped)
  • 3/4 Cup Dried cranberries (chopped finely)
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 1 cup raw sugar
  • 90 grams Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Bicarb soda
  • 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 3/4 Cup plain flour
  • 3/4 Cup Self raising flour
  • 1 Teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Cup Bunderberg Rum (or any dark rum)


  1. Combine fruit, water, sugar and butter in a medium saucepan. Stir over low heat until butter melts and sugar dissolves, slowly bring to the boil. Reduce heat, then simmer, uncovered for 5 minutes.
  2. Transfer mixture to a large heat proof bowl, stir in bicarb soda, allow to cool for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Stir eggs, sifted dry ingredients and rum into the fruit mixture.
  4. Grease a 2 litre pudding steamer, spoon mixture into steamer. Top with pleated baking paper and foil, secure with kitchen string or pudding steamer lid.
  5. Place pudding in a 4.5 litre slow cooker, with enough boiling water to come halfway up the side of the steamer. Cook, covered on high for approximately 5 hours, replenishing boiling water as required.
  6. Carefully remove pudding from slow cooker, allow to stand for 10 minutes before turning onto a plate.

Notes... I have been making this recipe for a few years, my family love it. I usually make it the day before Christmas, or make 2 and pop one in the freezer
  • I can never find a pudding at christmas thats egg and dairy free. Thanks so much..


  • Great! Very nice! Thanks for sharing this recipe!


  • Im so going to be making one of these for christmas this year.


  • steamed christmas pudding


  • i can try and make …and practice before christmas arrives :)


  • Going to do this at Christmas :)


  • This looks sweet and delicious! Thanks for posting!


  • I need a good christmas pudding recipe thanks


  • Time to get a pudding bowl


  • My grandma always made a boiled Xmas pud. I have tried her recipe one and it was a disaster. Might give this one a go.

    • My Nan used to make the boiled one too. I tried it and it was also a disaster.. The slow cooker one has come out perfect every time


  • Will definitely be saving this one for next holiday season!


  • Best for these colder winter nights too…any excuse to have yummy pudding


  • thanks it is nice to have a christmas pudding with out nut recipe!


  • This year will be the first time I have had to make Xmas pudding as my elderly Mum said she can’t do it anymore, so I’m happy to try this recipe out. Thanks! P.S. Maybe I’ll do it as a Xmas in July too!

    • My nana used to make our when she was alive. I’m honoured that my slow cooker recipes has appointmented my Christmas pudding maker every year


  • Oh how I love Christmas pudding! Could eat it all day everyday with some custard!


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