Microwave Christmas pudding

(69 ratings)
Christmas Pudding
Christmas Pudding
  • Serves: 4

  • Prep time:

  • Cooking time:

    Cook for 2 mins, leave to stand for another 2 mins, then cook for a further 2 mins
  • Total time:

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

Give tradition a helping hand with this quick and easy version of the classic pud. Your microwave Christmas pudding can be made on the day and takes just 5 minutes to cook! It's also gluten and dairy-free


  • 40g (1 oz) gluten-free plain flour
  • 30g (10z) ground hazelnuts
  • 60g (2oz) dark brown sugar
  • 20g ( oz) egg replacement powder
  • tsp each ground mixed spice and cinnamon
  • 40g (1 oz) dairy-free spread
  • 175g (6oz) mixed dried fruit
  • 30g (1oz) apple, peeled, cored and chopped, optional
  • lemon, finely grated rind and 2tbsp juice
  • 1tsp golden syrup
  • 1tsp gravy browning
  • 2tbsp brandy
  • 6tbsp soya milk
  • Icing sugar, for dusting
  • litre (1 pint) pudding basin greased and a disc of greaseproof paper placed in the bottom

Serve with Soya Dream - a dairy-free alternative to single cream.


  1. Mix all the ingredients together. Spoon into the pudding basin.
  2. Cover loosely with a piece of greaseproof paper.
  3. Microwave on high (calculated for an 800 watt oven) for 2 mins and leave to stand for another 2 mins, then cook for a further 2 mins.
  4. Remove the paper. The pudding won't look fully cooked in the middle, so leave it to stand for 5 mins before turning it out and serving, dusted with icing sugar. Not suitable for freezing.

Nutritional information per portion

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  • Calories 405(kcal)
  • Fat 18.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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Beware -this is NOT gluten-free as gravy brow,ing contains gluten.

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