Christmas Pudding Recipes To Try

Christmas Pudding Recipes To Try

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Christmas pudding recipes to try? There are no rules in the book that say you must have Christmas cake during the festive season or as current tradition may suggest. However, you can substitute for another delicacy that will leave your taste buds loving you and wanting so much more. Have you ever thought about going for some unique Christmas pudding recipes during the holidays?

The History of Christmas Pudding

Hailing origionally from England, Christmas pudding originated as a 14th century porridge called ‘frumenty’. This dish was traditionally made made of beef and mutton with raisins, currants, prunes, wine and spices. This would often be more like soup and was eaten as a fasting meal in preparation for the Christmas festivities. Occasionally it is referred to as a hard cake, again – served on the last Sunday of advent, about 5 weeks before Christmas. The “Cake” usually had coins or trinkets inside it for luck.

Later we would hear of Christmas Pudding in songs, often referred to as “figgy pudding”. This would be served with either a hard (rum) sauce or custard. Occasionally a flaming brandy sauce.

It’s said that the flaming brandy represents the Passion of Christ and traditionally there were 13 ingredients in the Christmas pudding, said to represent Christ’s 13 disciples. We always thought the garnish of holly on top was a nod toward festive decoration and cheer, but some say it represents the crown of thorns.

Christmas Pudding Recipes To Try

Regardless, we have compiled a list of the most exciting Chistmas pudding recipes you have to try this season while the family is over. You won’t regret the decision to try something new, and I promise – no suet in any of the ingredients!

Bread Christmas Pudding Recipe

This bread pudding is a great choice to choose in making if you need something different than the usual desserts you always eat. It will a great taste on the lips and will leave you yearning for more. This recipe is easy to prepare and does not require a lot of “out of the way” ingredients. After all, the parts are things found around your kitchen, so why not use them up before you decide to throw them out. To prepare this pudding, you need the following…

You will need:

  • 6 slices of day-old bread
  • 2 tablespoons of butter or margarine (melted)
  • 1/2 cup of raisins (if you choose)
  • 4 eggs (beaten or whisked)
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 3/4 cup of white sugar (you may substitute for your choice of sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract  

Method of Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celcius). Next, bread the bread slices into average 8-inch pieces into baking pan. Add melted butter or margarine to bread, then add raisins (finger mix to even distribute raisins). In a separate bowl, combine and mix eggs, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla. Pour this mixture on the bread pieces (ensure all pieces are covered or soaked). Add to oven and bake for 45 minutes or until it has a spongy feel. Remove and set to cool before serving.

Creamy Rice Pudding

Please step away from the norm for a little bit, and let us try something a little different and surprise our taste buds with a delicacy like no other. This creamy rice pudding is perfect for everyone and will be the best dessert you have in the longest while. You will have no regrets when you prepare this fantastic pudding. Here’s how you can be the envy of the kitchen…

You will need:

  • 3/4 cup of uncooked white rice
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1/3 cup of white sugar (or a selection of your choice)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 egg (beaten or whisked)
  • 2/3 cup of golden raisins
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method of Preparation

With 1 1/2 cups of water, bring to a boil, add rice and stir in. Once done, lower flame and let the rice simmer for an average 20 minutes. Remove the rice and add to another mixing bowl, then add 1 1/2 cups of the milk, sugar, and salt and stir in well. Add this mixture to a saucepan and cook until it has a thick and creamy texture (let this simmer for up to 20 minutes). Over low heat, add remaining 1/2 cup of milk, egg, and raisins and let further cook for 2-4 minutes while stirring continuously. Once done, add butter and vanilla, let cool, then enjoy.

Corn Christmas Pudding

This recipe is by far not among the “most popular” for many people, so a unique taste is a good deal. This fantastic corn pudding may be considered as comfort food and is an excellent addition to the table for your home, party, or just as a side snack on the go. It is not hard to prepare but will leave a memory in your mouth for a lifetime. Here’s how to get it going…

You will need:

  • 5 eggs
  • 1/3 cup of melted butter
  • 1/4 cup of white sugar (or one of your choice)
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 4 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 1 can of whole kernel corn (15.25 ounces)
  • 2 cans of cream-style corn (14.75 ounces)  

Method of Preparation

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celcius) while you grease a 2-quart casserole dish. In a separate bowl, add the eggs (lightly beaten) then add the sugar, butter, and milk. Gently whisk in the cornstarch, then slowly add and stir in the corn and creamed corn. Ensure all the ingredients have been blended in well and evenly then add the mixture to the casserole dish. Let this bake for up to an hour, remove and let cool before serving.

Pina Colada Pudding

By far, this is one of the best recipes you could ever go for, especially for the party or that Sunday evening dessert. This Pina Colada Pudding is a rare choice with a dash of everything to tickle your taste buds and your fancy. A different cuisine won’t hurt, and your guests will love you for this. It is easy to prepare and does not take long before you can enjoy…

You will need:

  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 1 cup of milk (your choice)
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar (substitute with your choice)
  • 1/3 cup of shredded coconut
  •  2 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of orange zest
  • 1 large banana (dice in 1/2-inch slices/pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon rum (or what you can manage)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of drained crushed pineapple

Method of Preparation:

In a saucepan on medium to low heat, add the milk, coconut milk, egg, sugar, cornstarch, and orange zest. As it comes to a slow boil, add in the banana slices and continuously stir until the mixture is thick. Let remain on low heat for up to 20 minutes. Once thick to your liking, remove from pan, and add to mixing bowl or cocktail cup and mix in butter, vanilla extract, and rum. Fold in pineapple, and enjoy it!  

Satisfy your taste buds with something new and outside of the box! With these different Christmas pudding recipes to try, you can amaze your friends and family.

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