Harrod's Christmas Pudding

Harrod's Christmas Pudding Recipe

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Jo G


Christmas Pudding is a great English tradition. I had always bought mine while living in England, but found I couldn't buy them here in the US. I did an internet search and came across this recipe. I have listed this recipe exactly as I found it, although I have had to make some substitutions to the dried fruit as I can't find everything listed, but other than that, I make no changes. This will be the 5th year I have made these puddings and last year I made extra so I could give them to some of the friends we have made here. I will be doing the same this year as I had such good reviews.

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30 Min
5 Hr


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1/2 lb
1 1/3 c
brown sugar
large eggs
3 Tbsp
corn syrup
2/3 c
self rising flour
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
apple pie spice
juice of 1 lemon
zest of 1 lemon
zest of 1 orange
4 c
fresh breadcrumbs
1 1/3 c
golden raisins
1 1/3 c
seedless raisins
1 1/3 c
1/3 c
mixed citrus peel
1/2 c

How to Make Harrod's Christmas Pudding


  • 1Beat 1/2 pound of butter until soft. Add brown sugar and beat until fluffy.
  • 2Sift flour with salt and spices. Fold into the butter mixture with the lemon juice, orange and lemon zest, breadcrumbs, fruits, mixed peel and brandy.
  • 3Spoon mixture into 2 prepared molds. Cover each mold with a circle of waxed paper, then a piece of foil pleated across the center and securely tied in place. Leave overnight in the fridge.
  • 4Put molds in a large saucepan with enough water to come halfway up the sides of the molds. Cover and steam for 5 hours, topping up water as necessary. Remove from water.
  • 5Let cool completely, then cover with a clean piece of waxed paper and a pudding cloth secured with a string and ends of cloth tied in a knot over the pudding mold.
  • 6Store in the fridge until ready to use. Before serving, steam for about 3 hours. Remove from mold onto serving plate. If desired, ignite with brandy (I have never done this). Serve with cream.

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About Harrod's Christmas Pudding

Course/Dish: Cakes, Puddings, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: English

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