Tiny Tim's Plum Pudding Recipe

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Tiny Tim's Plum Pudding Recipe
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Tiny Tim's Plum Pudding Recipe

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In "A Christmas Carol," everyone claps for plum pudding. Our family has made this pudding our own tradition, and it really is something to clap for. —Ruthanne Karel, Hudsonville, Michigan
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Cook: 2 hours
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Cook: 2 hours

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) plums, drained, pitted and chopped
  • 1-3/4 cups chopped dates
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup dried currants
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • HARD SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark rum or orange juice

Directions

In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Combine the bread crumbs, flour, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, salt and cloves; gradually beat into the creamed mixture. Fold in the plums, dates, raisins, carrots, currants and orange peel.
Pour into a well-greased 8-cup pudding mold, metal gelatin mold or ovenproof bowl; cover tightly. Place on a rack in a stockpot; add 3 in. of hot water to pot. Bring to a gentle boil; cover and steam for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean, adding water as needed. Let stand for 5 minutes before unmolding.
In a small bowl, beat the butter, confectioners' sugar and rum until smooth. Unmold pudding onto a serving plate; cut into wedges. Serve warm with sauce. Yield: 12 servings (1-1/2 cups hard sauce).
Originally published as Tiny Tim's Plum Pudding in Taste of Home December/January 2011, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 slice with 2 tablespoons sauce: 550 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 93mg cholesterol, 292mg sodium, 98g carbohydrate (80g sugars, 5g fiber), 5g protein.

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) plums, drained, pitted and chopped
  • 1-3/4 cups chopped dates
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup dried currants
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • HARD SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark rum or orange juice
  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Combine the bread crumbs, flour, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, salt and cloves; gradually beat into the creamed mixture. Fold in the plums, dates, raisins, carrots, currants and orange peel.
  2. Pour into a well-greased 8-cup pudding mold, metal gelatin mold or ovenproof bowl; cover tightly. Place on a rack in a stockpot; add 3 in. of hot water to pot. Bring to a gentle boil; cover and steam for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean, adding water as needed. Let stand for 5 minutes before unmolding.
  3. In a small bowl, beat the butter, confectioners' sugar and rum until smooth. Unmold pudding onto a serving plate; cut into wedges. Serve warm with sauce. Yield: 12 servings (1-1/2 cups hard sauce).
Originally published as Tiny Tim's Plum Pudding in Taste of Home December/January 2011, p29

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Deb User ID: 9350524 278875
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2017

"I started making this last Christmas and ended up making it for several events because it was so good. I thought plum pudding would be hard to make but it was easy. The most difficult part was finding currants! The moistness and flavors of this are divine. It quickly became a requested recipe and I love making it!!!"

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joan snow User ID: 3173657 113399
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2011

"excellent this is just like my grandmother made 71 years ago"

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chervestad User ID: 5693298 113397
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2010

"This was horrible!! Either something is wrong with the recipe or I don't know how to steam pudding. It never set up, just looked like soup. I had to throw all of it away."

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