Steamed Plum Pudding

England´s traditional holiday "pudd" is a hearty mixture of spices, nuts and dried fruits sweetened with molasses and brown sugar. Slow steaming on the top of the stove produces a dessert that is incredibly moist and aromatic. Hard sauce flavored with rum or brandy is the traditional topping.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 2 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 19
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

Pudding

1
cup all-purpose flour
3
tablespoons brown sugar
1
teaspoon cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon allspice
1/2
teaspoon cloves
1/4
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
cup milk
3
tablespoons oil
2
tablespoons molasses
1
egg
1
cup mixed candied fruit
1/2
cup raisins
1/2
cup chopped nuts

Hard Sauce

1
cup powdered sugar
Dash salt
1/4
cup butter, softened
1
tablespoon rum or brandy, or 1 teaspoon rum or brandy extract
1/2
teaspoon vanilla

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  • 1 Using solid shortening, generously grease 1-quart mold or casserole. In medium bowl, combine all pudding ingredients except fruit, raisins and nuts; mix until dry ingredients are moistened. Fold in fruit, raisins and nuts. Spoon into greased mold; cover with lid or foil.
  • 2 Place mold on wire rack in large steamer or kettle. Add enough boiling water to steamer to come halfway up side of mold; cover. Keep water boiling gently over low heat. If necessary, add water to maintain steam. Steam 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until pudding springs back when touched lightly in center.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine all hard sauce ingredients; beat at high speed until well blended. Refrigerate until serving time.
  • 4 To serve, cut warm pudding into slices; top with hard sauce.
  • 1 Using solid shortening, generously grease 1-quart mold or casserole. In medium bowl, combine all pudding ingredients except fruit, raisins and nuts; mix until dry ingredients are moistened. Fold in fruit, raisins and nuts. Spoon into greased mold; cover with lid or foil.
  • 2 Place mold on wire rack in large steamer or kettle. Add enough boiling water to steamer to come halfway up side of mold; cover. Keep water boiling gently over low heat. If necessary, add water to maintain steam. Steam 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until pudding springs back when touched lightly in center.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine all hard sauce ingredients; beat at high speed until well blended. Refrigerate until serving time.
  • 4 To serve, cut warm pudding into slices; top with hard sauce.

EXPERT TIPS

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To reheat, wrap in foil. Bake at 350°F. for 20 to 25 minutes or until warm.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
230mg
230%;
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Fruit; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 3 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.