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Christmas pudding crumble - Serves 6

Christmas pudding crumble

Christmas is not Christmas without a traditional pudding.


1 Preheat the oven to 180°C.

2 Rub the butter with the flour until it looks like breadcrumbs, add the nuts and crumble in the Christmas Pudding to make the topping.

3 Place all the spices in a hot pan and cook for a minute.

4 Add the fruits, cover and cook for half a minute, shake the pan, before adding a squeeze of honey and the liquor; stir in the cranberry sauce if used.

5 Remove from the heat, cover and leave to infuse for 10 minutes.

6 Place the fruits in an ovenproof dish and top them with the crumble mixture.

7 Sprinkle with demerara sugar.

8 Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the topping has browned to your liking.

9 Serve hot or cold with custard, cream or ice cream.


  • 20g butter
  • 60g plain flour
  • 75g ground almonds /coconut
  • 150-200g leftover
  • Christmas Pudding
  • 5 large apples (or any leftover fruits, plums, bananas, pears, peaches etc.) peeled cored and thickly sliced
  • 3tbsp cranberry sauce (optional)
  • 1/2 vanilla pod cut lengthwise, seeds scooped out
  • 2 green cardamom pods
  • 2 star anise
  • 5cm piece cinnamon stick
  • Dash of rum/kirsh/brandy
  • Squeeze of honey
  • 1tbsp demerara sugar
  • Custard, cream, or ice cream to serve