Serves: 1

Make a Wish Christmas Pudding

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Christmas Pudding

For a Christmas treat without any guilt, try Scottish Slimmers' fabulous low-fat Christmas pudding

  • 175 g breadcrumbs
  • 225 g aisins
  • 115 g each of sultanas, currants and mixed peel
  • 60 g soft dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp each of cinnamon, mixed spice and ground nutmeg
  • 85 g each of grated apple and finely grated carrot
  • 1 lemon rind (grated)
  • 2 egg whites (lightly beaten)
  • 1 (juice of) orange
  • 1 small wineglass port or brown ale
  • 1 tbsp treacle
  1. Mix together breadcrumbs, dried fruit, sugar and spices.
  2. Add apple, carrot and lemon rind. Stir well.
  3. Add egg whites, orange juice, port or brown ale and treacle.
  4. Stir thoroughly ensuring all ingredients are evenly distributed - and don’t forget to make a wish!
  5. Turn mixture into a 1¼ litre/2 pint pudding basin, cover tightly and steam for 4½ hours.
  6. Alternatively, divide mixture between 10 individual cups or ramekins, cover and steam 2-4 together about 45-60 minutes.
  7. Or, microwave individual portions on high approx. 1-2 minutes.