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Gluten Free Non Alcoholic Christmas Pudding

Christmas isn't complete without a Christmas Pudding, a traditionally steamed, fruity delight which is easy to make gluten free. This version has been made non alcoholic but if you prefer it on fire then feel free to switch to brandy! While it does take a while to make it is worth the effort in the end and a great feature on the Christmas dinner table, serve for pud with whatever you prefer be it custard, ice cream or the age old brandy butter!

This recipe is...

This recipe contains:

  • Dairy, 
  • Egg
Recipe by Alison Peters


350g dried mixed fruit
100ml orange juice (or brandy for alcohol version)
50g salted butter, softened
60g light muscovado sugar
80g gluten free self raising flour
2 large eggs
1tsp mixed spice
30g gluten free bread
30g flaked or whole blanched almonds
100g bramley apple
  • Preparation Time: 1 Hour 20 Mins
  • Cooking Time: 70 Mins (pressure cooker)/6 Hours (oven)
  • This recipe makes 6 servings


1. In a large bowl soak the dried mixed fruit in orange juice for an hour minimum, stirring occasionally.

2. In another bowl, cream together the butter and sugar, beat in flour, mixed spice and egg.

3. Blitz the bread into crumbs in a food processor and add to the creamed mix along with flaked almonds or lightly chopped blanched whole almonds.

4. Throw in the dried fruit and any remaining fluid, add chopped and peeled bramley apple and mix thoroughly.

5. Grease a 1ltr pudding basin (I used a Pyrex glass one), cover with tin foil pleated in the middle and tie string around to hold down.

7. If pressure cooking, place in pressure cooker on high for 70 mins, naturally realise the steam. Alternatively, if steaming in the oven, stand the basin in a roasting tin half fiilled with in an oven preheated to gas mark 3/160c for 6 hours.

8. Carefully left from the pressure cooker/oven and allow to cool slightly before turning out the pudding.

Nutritional Information (Per serving)

Calories Carbs Fibre Fat Sugar Protein
288 68g 1g 12g 53g 5g

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