The slow cooker Christmas pudding that will be your new go-to!

A delicious, traditional Christmas dessert that doesn't require hours of effort.
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Is there anything better than a warm, fruity, fresh-out-of-the-oven Christmas pudding? Rhetorical question, obviously!

With glace cherries, cranberries and brandy, this recipe is as traditional as it gets but with one major difference: it doesn’t require hours spent slaving over the stove.

Simply assemble the ingredients, pop them into your trusty slow cooker, press play on the Christmas carols and enjoy!

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This recipe is the perfect Christmas go-to. (Credit: Getty)




Combine fruits and brandy in a large bowl. Stand, covered, overnight.


Lightly spray a metal pudding steamer (8-cup capacity) with cooking oil. Line base and side with five x 6cm wide strips of baking paper.


Add sugar, syrup, butter, eggs and breadcrumbs to fruit mixture. Mix well. Stir in combined sifted our and cinnamon. Pour into prepared steamer. Smooth over top.


Place a pleated piece of baking paper and foil over top of steamer. Tie firmly with string to secure. Cover with metal lid.


Place a small, heatproof saucer (4cm deep) upside down in the centre of a removable bowl of a 5- to 6-litre capacity slow cooker. Sit steamer on the saucer. Pour in enough cold water (about 7 cups) to come 3⁄4 of the way up the side of steamer. Cover cooker tightly with two sheets of foil. Cover with lid.


Cook on high for 6 hours. Pudding is cooked when a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove steamer. Stand for 30 minutes. Remove lid and foil. Turn out pudding onto a plate. Remove lining paper.


Serve warm pudding with custard.

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