Quick Microwave Christmas Pudding

by Cath
(Fife Scotland)

Quick Microwave Christmas Pudding

Quick Microwave Christmas Pudding

Most Christmas Puddings have to be made weeks in advance, and I often find I'm not organised enough to do this - and then at the last minute have to go and buy one.

But someone introduced me to a recipe they had of making it 'on the day' using bought mincemeat. So I tried out their recipe and then adjusted it to how I liked it. It's quick to make, as it's done in the microwave; and although it can be made on the day, you can still make it up to a month beforehand and then just re-heated on Christmas for around 10 minutes.

Ingredients

10 oz good mincemeat - if you're organised you can make your own, if not use a good quality make (I use Marks and Spencers).
8 oz brown sugar (molasses style)
8 oz self-raising flour.
3 well-beaten eggs
5 oz marmalade (the fine shred is best)
1 oz glace cherries
4 tbs whisky
4 oz frozen butter which is grated or chopped to fine pieces.

Brandy Butter, Rum Sauce or fresh cream to accompany it.


Method

1. Line a pudding basin (2 pt size)with greaseproof paper.
2. Thoroughly mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.
3. Spoon the mixture into the greased bowl and cover it with greaseproof paper.
4. Put bowl on plate and cook in microwave on medium power for 20 - 25 minutes.
5. Test it with a skewer of knife - if it is 'done' the skewer will come out clean.
6. Leave to 'rest' for 5 minutes.
7. Carefully turn on to serving plate and decorate with cream and holly.
8. You can serve with other things like Brandy Butter, Rum Sauce, Custard or whatever you prefer.
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Dec 31, 2016
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Simple Pudding.
by: Val. R.


Fantastic...I made the pudding yesterday
Put sherry instead of whisky, smells mmmmmm,can't wait to serve it on New Years Day.

Thank you for such an easy recipe.

Dec 24, 2016
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timing for a 2 pint pud
by: JAYS

Hi

Found a 2 pint pud uncooked at the back of the freezer and could not find my recipe time for microwave - your time was perfect 20-25mins on medium which for my microwave oven is 600W - 25 mins was spot on and pud was cooked ... so no worry for Christmas Day as I will just reheat after a night of being soaked in brandy.

Thanks

Dec 16, 2012
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fiery comment
by: Anonymous

Set microwave at medium (600W) for 21 minutes - playing safe and using lower end of timing.
Pudding caught fire just after 20 mins!!!!
Suspect my medium is a different rating.

Feb 22, 2012
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OMG, looks good!
by: ZWendy

Thank you May for pointing me to this Christmas Pudding! I am totally inspired to try it this Christmas (darn, that's almost a year away!)

I am using Evernote to store this recipe so I don't lose it.

Thanks Ever So Much! Wendy, Michigan

Nov 20, 2011
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Microwave power!
by: Lesley

My comment is really a question. I should like to give this recipe a try, but what power is your microwave? It's something that never seems to feature in microwave recipes, but makes a huge difference in the cooking. Thanks

Dec 26, 2010
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Oh, so easy!
by: lynn south africa

Great recipe. I used caramel brown sugar to darken the pudding. Added grated peel and juice of 1 small orange to moisten the mixture. Put in a handful of chopped peacan nuts.Although quite moist in centre after cooking, it firmed up when reheated in the microwave on Chritmas day.

Dec 18, 2010
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Microwave christmas pudding
by: Anonymous

We live on a boat and have a small gas oven, we have to carry the gas bottles back to the boat when they need replacing and to cook a christmas pudding for the traditional eight hours would use up all the gas. Cooking the pudding in our small microwave instead is simple and I use Delia Smith's traditional christmas pudding recipe. I microwave a one pint pudding for thirteen and a half minutes on high. It's true to say that the pudding will not be as dark as a pudding cooked in the traditional way but if like me you can't spare the gas it's an extremely good alternative. For convenience I cook our puddings about a week before christmas and store them in an air tight box. Heat through on christmas day for five minutes on the re-heat setting or one setting below high. Remember not to cover the pudding with foil just greaseproof paper.

Dec 06, 2010
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nice not naughty
by: Rozzy Roz

I have made this pud and it looks nothing like the picture. Its light brown in colour and light a bit like a steamed fruit pud. I can't see how the one in the picture is so dark - its not got any black treacle or stout to darken it. This is best made on the day.

Nov 06, 2010
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Kids Xmas Pudding
by: jill

Could I make individual puddings with no alchohol
for kids to sell at a xmas fare? if so how long should I cook them for.

Dec 23, 2009
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Christmas Pudding
by: yvonne

How long to you microwave a cooked Christmas pudding for?


Edited by May

Hi Yvonne
I'm not 100% sure - but if my memory serves me right - it is only 2.5 - 3 minutes. Other people may say differently.

Dec 13, 2009
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Just what I'm looking for!!
by: Wendy

There's just my husband and myself this Christmas and this sounds perfect. Easy yet traditional it will be a perfect ending to our meal.

Thanks from Vancouver Island!!

Dec 04, 2009
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fantastic pudding
by: Challabroom

I must say.. I tried this recipe and it's fantastic... just what I needed to make my christmas complete...ta love

Nov 07, 2009
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Christmas Pud
by: Anonymous

I usually just stick mine in slow cooker for 24hrs or so. then put back into slow cooker xmas eve and forget it until time to dish up and decorate lunchtime.But I am going to cook a small sample one today in microwave. Thanks for cooking time advice.

Dec 24, 2008
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medium temperature
by: John

what do you mean by medium - my microwave doesn't have high-medium-low settings. thank you

Dec 16, 2008
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just made a pud
by: michaela

I have just made a pudding mixture and am trying to decide if I cook it now or on xmas day and reheat it. I have just seen your recipe which looks great but too late for me this year! What do you suggest I do? Cook it now and then microwave it on the day? Thanks

Nov 25, 2007
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well done Cath
by: Edwyn

Just what we need - a simple way to make a good old fashioned 'pud'...

Not sure whether some clever researcher has published findings condemning the good ole Christmas pud, not doubt it will kill us like everything else... but what a way to go and on a full stomach!!

One thing I would add to the write up and that is surely we don't have to wait till Christmas to eat one of these!!

Nov 25, 2007
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Yummy!
by: May

I'm often disorganised too (or maybe it's just lazy) - but this sounds delicious and very easy to make. I couldn't be bothered to make my own mincemeat, but I might try and get some good quality bought stuff in - and give this a try this year.
Thanks for sharing it.

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