Pedro ximénez, marmalade and almond Christmas pudding

Pedro ximénez, marmalade and almond Christmas pudding

  • serves 8
  • A little effort

An extra-special Christmas pudding recipe, made with pedro ximénez sherry, blanched almonds and marmalade. Set this brandy-soaked pud alight at the table to really impress!


Make this sherry Christmas pudding at a festive gathering, then check out our classic Christmas puddingeasy Christmas pudding, sticky toffee Christmas pudding and more Christmas cake recipe.



  • dried mixed fruit 450g
  • candied peel 50g
  • pedro ximénez sherry 150ml
  • butter 100g, cold, plus extra for the basin
  • self-raising flour 75g
  • soft dark brown sugar 175g
  • fresh white breadcrumbs 100g
  • mixed spice 2 tsp
  • eggs 2 large
  • marmalade 4 tbsp
  • blanched almonds 50g, finely chopped
  • brandy 50ml
  • double cream, brandy butter or ice cream to serve


  • Step 1

    Mix together the dried fruit, candied peel and sherry. Cover and leave overnight.

  • Step 2

    The next day, lightly butter a 1.2-litre pudding basin and line the base of the basin with a small circle of baking paper.

  • Step 3

    Sift the flour into a bowl, add the sugar, breadcrumbs, mixed spice and a good pinch of salt, stir to combine.

  • Step 4

    Crack the eggs into the the soaked fruit, add the marmalade and almonds, then grate in the cold butter. Mix together then tip in the dry ingredients and combine (giving everyone a chance to stir and make a wish).

  • Step 5

    Spoon the pudding mixture into the basin. Cover with a double layer of baking paper and a sheet of foil, then tie down with string. Steam the pudding over a low heat for 8 hours, keeping an eye on the water to make sure that the pan never boils dry.

  • Step 6

    Once steamed, leave the pudding to cool then re-wrap in clean baking paper and foil. Store in a cool, dry place until Christmas Day.

  • Step 7

    To reheat, steam the pudding for 2 hours, then turn out onto a plate. Or, remove the foil and microwave for 3 minutes, leave to stand for 30 seconds, then microwave for another 3 minutes. Carefully warm the brandy, pour over the pudding and set alight at the table. Serve with double cream, brandy butter or ice cream, if you like.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 541
  • Fat 16.2g
  • Saturates 7.4g
  • Carbs 80.9g
  • Sugars 67.7g
  • Fibre 4g
  • Protein 7.3g
  • Salt 0.8g