Print Recipe

English Plum Pudding

This dessert is traditionally served at Christmastime.



Hard Sauce


  1. Mix flour, spices, baking soda and salt.
  2. Stir in fruit, walnuts and bread crumbs.
  3. Mix suet, brown sugar, eggs and 1 tablespoon brandy; stir into flour mixture.
  4. Pour into well-greased 4-cup mold; cover with aluminum foil.
  5. Place mold on rack in Dutch oven; pour boiling water into Dutch oven to rack level.
  6. Cover and boil over low heat until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, about 3 hours, adding boiling water if necessary.
  7. Remove mold from Dutch oven; unmold.
  8. Heat 1/4 cup brandy until warm; ignite and pour over pudding.
  9. Serve with Hard Sauce.
  10. Hard Sauce: Beat butter, confectioners' sugar and brandy until smooth.

Yields 8 servings.


Maricopa, Arizona

Always Open!

To our Visitors

We're pleased that you are visiting one of the oldest, most reliable and comprehensive home cooking sites. Recipe Goldmine has been online since April 1999. We hope you enjoy our collection of over 39,000 recipes. Many have contributed to our recipe collections, including our own family, friends, newsletter subscribers, food companies and food organizations.