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Healthy Christmas Pudding

Christmas Pudding doesn’t have to be unhealthy

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Healthy Christmas pudding

Serves: 4 people.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes to prep, 1 hour and 45 minutes to cook.

Ingredients

  • 1½ whole oranges roughly chopped (include the skin)
  • 300g pitted dates
  • 200g pitted prunes
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil
  • 1¼cups water
  • 1½ cups dried currants
  • 200g organic dried apricots, finely chopped
  • 100g pitted prunes, roughly chopped
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 350g almond meal
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean powder or paste
  • 1 tbs cinnamon
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • ¼ tsp clove
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp sea salt

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 190C.
  2. Grease a medium sized pudding bowl.
  3. Mix the prunes (200g), dates, orange and water, add to a saucepan and bring to boil.
  4. Simmer mixture for 10mins or until the water has evaporated and the dates have formed into a thick paste (the oranges should still be intact, this is ok).
  5. Stir through the coconut oil and leave to cool.
  6. Add the cooled date mix into a food processor and mix until smooth.
  7. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and add in the chopped apricots, prunes (100g), currants, almond meal, vanilla, cinnamon, allspice, clove, nutmeg and eggs. Mix items well.
  8. Pour mixture into your prepared pudding bowl.
  9. Place the pudding bowl into a deep baking tray (I use a roasting tray), now pour in hot water until backing tray is around ½ to ¾ full.
  10. Cover the tray and pudding with a layer of baking paper and foil. Check that the tray is completely covered so that no steam can escape.
  11. Bake mixture for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  12. Carefully remove the tray from the oven.
  13. Remove foil and paper from tray.
  14. Loosen the edges of the pudding with a knife and remove pudding from tray.

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