The Wilson family Christmas pudding recipe 77



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Rebecca’s grandmother has the most amazing Christmas pudding recipe that she has passed down the family and has been so kind to share with us today.

Here’s her instructions for making a delicious pudding for your family.



  • 450g butter
  • 2 cups castor sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 10 eggs
  • 2 cups currants
  • 1/2 cup dates and prunes
  • 2 cups raisins
  • 2 cups sultanas
  • 1/2 cup mixed peel
  • 1/2 cup Jordan almonds
  • 5 cups fine white breadcrumbs
  • 2.5 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • grated rind of 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp parisian essence


  1. Prepare fruit, and blanch and chop almonds
  2. Beat butter, sugar, salt and grated lemon rind until creamy
  3. Add eggs one at a time, beating well between each egg
  4. Mix flour and breadcrumbs together
  5. Add small quantity, then fruits, mixed alternately until all used up
  6. Add essence, brandy, cinnamon and vanilla
  7. Mix thoroughly
  8. Pressed into buttered basins, filling each full
  9. Cover with buttered paper, then pudding cloth
  10. Tie with string around the rim of the basin
  11. Plunge into boiling water
  12. Boil for 6 hours and again for 2 hours on the day they are to be use

The puddings will keep longer if cooked in basins. This quantity makes 2 good-sized puddings. Served with custard or brandy sauce.


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  1. Looks a great recipe. However never liked Christmas pudding even as a child, just the money and brandy butter. My mother used to make one every year and it took ages to finish.

  2. I do the same. Grandma’s recipe. My children and grandies all stir. Makes two. My daughter’s in laws get the second one.

  3. My mum makes our xmas puddings without alcohol. SO my dad (Grumpy is his nickname) marks one that has been put in the fridge for storing and vaccinates it with rum. lol. Mum used to wonder why she always had 2 puddings to take to xmas dinner. AND why everyone wanted a piece of the one marked with a texta star.

    She has now worked it out …

  4. I have not had a real Christmas pudding since my Mum stopped doing hot Christmas lunch in the late 70’s.

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