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Figgy pudding

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Total Time
4h 35m
Prep Time
Bake Time
Serves 8
Serves 8
A little effort

About the bake

If you love sticky toffee pudding then here is a recipe that you simply must try. This lighter version of a Christmas pudding is packed with figs dates and prunes to make a lovely fruity pud.

11 ingredients6 steps


    1. Step 1

      Chop the figs, dates and prunes into pieces using kitchen scissors. Place in a bowl and pour over the brandy. Leave to soak overnight.

    2. Step 2

      The next day stir together the flour, sugar, spice, breadcrumbs, orange zest and juice and eggs until well combined.

    3. Step 3

      Spoon the mixture into a 1 litre/2 pint pudding bowl. Cut a double circle of baking parchment that is much larger than the pudding basin, make a pleat in the centre then place over the pudding basin and cover with a circle of pleated foil.  Secure well with string, and loop a string handle over the top.

    4. Step 4

      Place a saucer in a large pan, add the pudding then pour in some boiling water until it covers three quarters of the way up the pudding.

    5. Step 5

      Cover the pan with a tight fitting lid. Bring to the boil, then lower the heat and simmer four hours, topping up the water as necessary throughout.

    6. Step 6

      Remove from the pan when cooked. Turn the pudding out and serve with custard.


      • 175gFigs 
      • 225gDates 
      • 100gPrunes 
      • 100mlBrandy 
      • 50gSelf-raising wholemeal flour 
      • 125gUnrefined dark muscovado sugar 
      • 1 tspMixed spice 
      • 175gBreadcrumbs 
      • 1Orange (zest of) 
      • 1Orange juice 
      • 2Egg(s) (free range) (beaten) 

    1 Baker Ratings

    Made this with my sister, I usually am really not a fan of figgy pudding but even I loved it! Great recipe!!

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