Christmas pudding (suitable for diabetics)

  • Serves 10
  • Ready in 5½ hours
  • Easy
This no-sugar, diabetic-friendly Christmas pudding will be enjoyed by everyone; the carrots and apples keep it moist and the cinnamon and mixed spice warm it nicely.

Nutritional info per serving

  • Calories 331kcals
  • Fat14.9g (6.8g saturated)
  • Protein7.2g
  • Carbohydrates45.4g (24.9g sugars)
  • Salt0.6g

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  • 125g plain flour
  • 125g fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 125g shredded vegetable suet
  • 125g currants
  • 150g raisins
  • 1 tbsp low-calorie sweetener
  • 2 tsp each ground cinnamon and mixed spice
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • Finely grated zest of 1 large lemon
  • Finely grated zest of 1 large orange
  • 2 carrots, trimmed and finely grated
  • 2 dessert apples, peeled, cored and cut into small chunks
  • 150ml milk
  • Icing sugar, for dusting


  1. Lightly butter a 1.4-litre pudding basin and line the base with a circle of baking paper.
  2. Mix together the dry ingredients, then stir in the other ingredients until well combined. Spoon the mixture into the basin and cover with a circle of buttered baking paper. Fold a pleat into a piece of foil and arrange over the pudding. Secure with string.
  3. Carefully place the pudding in a pan of boiling water, making sure the water comes a third of the way up the side of the basin. Cover, reduce the heat to a simmer and steam gently for 5 hours.
  4. Turn out the pudding and serve dusted with icing sugar.

From January 2005

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