Gingerbread Pudding Recipe with Sticky Toffee Sauce

Best Christmas pudding recipes

Check out our best Christmas pudding recipes for the festive season, from traditional puds to those with a twist

Looking for Christmas pudding recipes? We have plenty of ideas to try, from luxury Christmas puddings to easy ideas, traditional Christmas puddings to inventive twists (try our chocolate Christmas pudding or the sherry-laced pud).


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Best traditional Christmas pudding recipes

Traditional Christmas pudding

Want a traditional Christmas pudding recipe? This is a classic recipe for a luxurious homemade Christmas pudding. You can make this a couple of months ahead and keep it wrapped in the basin in a dark cupboard until the big day.

Luxury Christmas pudding

Looking for an alternative Christmas pudding? Check out our luxury Christmas pudding recipe, it’s far lighter than a traditional Christmas pudding but still with a seasonal flavour. If you’d like things a bit richer use Billington’s dark muscovado sugar instead of the lighter sugar.

Pedro ximénez Christmas pudding

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!

Ultimate ginger Christmas pudding recipe

Looking to jazz up your Christmas pudding this Christmas Day? Check out this indulgent steamed pudding recipe with seasonal cranberries and fiery ginger.

Steamed Ginger Pudding Recipe with Cranberries

Alternative Christmas pudding recipes

Ginger sticky toffee pudding

Need an easy make ahead christmas pudding recipe? Try these seriously decadent ginger sticky toffee puddings. A dark, rich toffee dessert spiked with fiery ginger – serve with cream, ice cream or custard.

Ginger Sticky Toffee Pudding

Chocolate pudding with Lindt’s

Check out our epic chocolate alternative to a Christmas pudding. Lindt balls buried in the centre of this deeply chocolatey pud give little melted caramel hits, perfect for a festive dessert that’s easy but really impressive.

Raisin and sherry pudding

Want a seriously boozy Christmas pudding recipe? PX or Pedro Ximénez is a dark, sweet sherry with flavours of molasses and raisins. This would make a great twist to the traditional Christmas pudding and can be made in advance and rewarmed when you’re ready to serve.

Gingerbread pudding with sticky toffee sauce

Check out our Christmas gingerbread pudding with sticky toffee sauce – an easy twist on a classic British dessert. Ginger is a traditional Christmas flavour and this recipe uses preserved and ground. You can use fresh grated ginger instead of the ground in the sponge, if you like.