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Microwave Christmas Pudding

Preparation: 10 mins

Cooking: 15 mins

Serves 8, costs under £3.00


  • 10 Tablespoons (300g) Dried Mixed Fruit
  • 5 Dessert spoons (50ml) Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
  • 2 ½ Heaped Tablespoons (75g) Self-Raising Flour
  • ½ Teaspoon (2g) Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ Teaspoon (2g) Ground Mixed Spice
  • 3 Tablespoons (50g) Breadcrumbs
  • 2 ½ Tablespoons (50g) Brown (Demerara) Sugar
  • 2 Medium sized (224g) Apples
  • 2 (100g) Eggs
  • 4 Tablespoons (60ml) Semi-Skimmed Milk
  • 3 Heaped Teaspoons (51g) Honey
  • 12 Tablespoons (480g) Fat Free Plain Yoghurt

Allergy Disclaimer

Always check the label of each ingredient for allergy warnings.

Cost Disclaimer

Please note the cost per serving may now be slightly higher due to rising prices in supermarkets.


  1. Soak dried fruit overnight in the orange juice.
  2. In a large (1.2 ltr) microwavable bowl mix flour, cinnamon, mixed spice, breadcrumbs and sugar.
  3. Add dried fruit and orange juice to the bowl. 
  4. Peel and grate the apple and add to the bowl.
  5. Crack eggs into another bowl and beat with a fork and mix in the milk and honey.
  6. Add the egg mixture slowly to the other ingredients, continually stirring.
  7. Place a plate upturned on top of the bowl and microwave on high for 5 minutes. Leave to stand for 5 minutes and then heat for a further 5 minutes. 
  8. Serve your Christmas pudding with yoghurt.

Nutritional Information

Per 100g
Per 172g serving

Energy Kcals
Energy Kj
4.4 g
7.6 g
Total Fat
1.2 g
2.1 g
Saturated Fat
0.3 g
0.5 g
33.3 g
57.3 g
Total Sugars
26.6 g
45.8 g
NSP Fibre
0.9 g
1.5 g
82 mg
141 mg
0.2 g
0.3 g

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