Alternative Christmas Pudding recipes

Posted on 19/11/15

If the thought of capping off your festive meal with a large christmas pudding isn’t your dream ticket, here are six alternative Christmas Pudding recipes that you can prepare in advance and offer fun, tasty alternatives to the traditional.


Stir up Sunday is traditionally the last Sunday before advent when people make their Christmas puddings.  We’re all for prepare ahead & making Christmas easy, as the recipes below show.


Iced Christmas Pudding with roasted plums – For the Christmas Lover 

Simple to prepare in advance, our Iced Christmas pudding recipe can be prepared weeks ahead leaving you just to roast some ripe plums as the accompaniment.  Lighter than a traditional christmas cake this has all the delicious flavours of Christmas as the perfect end to your Christmas feast.


Iced Christmas Pudding




Ginger sponge – For the traditional pudding lovers

If you fancy a dash of heat in your pudding to fire up your christmas tastebuds why not try Seasoneds Gooey Ginger Sponge cake recipe.


Stilton & Chestnut Parcels – The perfect savoury pudding alternatives

Ever wondered how to impress to savoury food lovers when pudding time arrives? Swap that cheese board for something a little different as these stilton & chestnut parcels will certainly turn heads this Christmas. Best served with a sweet chutney.

Chocolate & cherry – For the chocolate lovers in the family
This quick & easy chocolate & cherry cake is the perfect stir up sunday alternative. Who needs a christmas pudding when there’s a chocolate option on the dessert menu.


Winter Pavlova 

This crispy and decadent winter pavlova is full of rich luxurious flavours and colour. It’s simple to make and the meringue can keep unfilled for up to a week. It’s a great pudding and can serve up to 10 guests, providing a great pudding for the Christmas feast.



Banoffee pie – Perfect for the children in the family 

Everyone loves a sweet and decadent Banoffee pie. This is an extremely simple & delicious pudding recipe that you can create in less than 15 minutes. You can even prepare your base and toffee filling a couple of day in advance, leaving you with a stress free Christmas Day.


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