Christmas Carrot Pudding with Apricots Recipe

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Submitted by susiecue

Makes 12 servings



a lighter version of the traditional Christmas pudding

Recipe Ingredients for Christmas Carrot Pudding with Apricots

1 cup raisins
3/4 cup currants
150 g (3/4 cup) quartered glace cherries
100 g (1/2 cup) chopped mixed candied peel
1/3 cup chopped dried apricots
1/4 cup grated orange zest
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. grated nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground allspice
1/2 cup butter, softened
1.24 cup packed brown sugar
2 large carrots, peeled and grated
1 apple, peeled and grated
2 tbsp. orange juice

Recipe Directions for Christmas Carrot Pudding with Apricots

  1. In a bowl, combine dried fruit anad orange zest.

  2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and spices.

  3. Add 1/4 of the flour mixture to the dried fruit, and mix well.

  4. In a large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.

  5. Add half the remaining flour mixture to the butter/sugar mixture. Mix well.

  6. Stir in the grated carrots and apples.

  7. Add the orange juice then the remaining flour mixture. Mix well.

  8. Add the dried fruit mixture until just combined.

  9. Line the bottom of a greased 6-cup pudding bowl with a circle of greased waxed paper. Pack batter into bowl evenly. Cover batter with another circle of greased waxed paper.

  10. Make a 1" pleat across the middle of a large piece of foil, and place over the bowl. Tie securely with string. Trim the edges of the foil to about 2" then fold that up over the string.

  11. Place the bowl on a rack in a large saucepan. Pour in enough boiling water to come two thirds of the way up the sides of the bowl.

  12. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat, adding water as needed to maintain level, for about 3 hours, or until a cake tester inserted in the center of the pudding comes out clean.

  13. Let pudding stand for 10 minutes.

  14. Loosen edges with a knife, and turn pudding out onto a serving plate.

Categories

Dessert, Christmas, SteamStew

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 114.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
325
Calories from Fat
72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.0g
12%
Saturated Fat
4.9g
24%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
272mg
11%
Potassium
313mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
63.6g
21%
Dietary Fiber
2.9g
12%
Sugars
31.7g
Protein
2.7g
Vitamin A 48% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 4% Iron 8%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
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