Microwave Christmas Pudding

I love my microwave, but finding good recipes for it is really hard now – most of the books are pretty outdated!  Here is a super fast Microwave Christmas Pudding, because Christmas is busy enough!


Recipe from Mrs Casey Butterworth 

time needed
rating (click to rate)
3.7 based on 10 ratings, click to rate


  • 500 grams Mixed Dried Fruit
  • 100 grams Dates de-seeded
  • 100 grams Prunes de-seeded
  • 150 grams Butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp Bicarbonate Of Soda
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Marmalade
  • 1/4 cup Brandy (or golden syrup for an alcohol free version)
  • 2 tsp Mixed Spice
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 cup Plain Wholemeal Flour
  • 1 cup Self Raising Wholemeal Flour
  • 1 cup Custard to serve


  1. Grease a microwave proof pudding bowl or a deep noodle bowl or similar with butter or spray canola oil until well greased.
  2. In another microwave proof bowl, add the dried fruit, dates, prunes, butter and 1/2 cup of water.
  3. Microwave on high for two minutes or until butter has melted and the mixture is heated through.
  4. Stir in the bicarbonate of soda and side aside to cool.
  5. Add the sugar, eggs, marmalade, spices and sifted flours to the fruit mixture and fold until combined.
  6. Pour into the greased bowl and smooth the top.
  7. Fold a piece of baking paper over the pudding and secure with string.
  8. Microwave on 30% for 25 minutes.
  9. Remove the baking paper and pour the brandy or golden syrup over the top.
  10. Stand for 15 minutes before carefully pouring out into a plate.
  11. Serve with custard.

Facebook Comments