Stir-up Sunday recipes

Get ahead with your Christmas baking with some of our wonderfully festive Stir-up Sunday recipes. Falling on the 22nd November this year, Stir-up Sunday involves the stirring together of ingredients which will later feature in the iconic Christmas pudding.

If, like us, you relish the tradition of making your own Christmas pudding (or Christmas cake!) rather than buying from the shops, take some inspiration from our Stir-up Sunday recipes.

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Mini Dundee cakes

Christmas cake recipes

Mini Dundee cakes

These light, crumbly mini Dundee cakes with burnished hazelnut marzipan crown give the classic Christmas...

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Rum and pineapple mincemeat

Mince pie recipes

Rum and pineapple mincemeat

This rum and pineapple mincemeat adds a tropical twist to your Christmas baking recipes. The...

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Rum and pineapple Christmas pudding

Christmas pudding recipes

Rum and pineapple Christmas pudding

An irresistible and boozy Christmas pudding. You can make this pudding up to three months...

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Spiced rum butter mincemeat cake

Christmas baking recipes

Spiced rum butter mincemeat cake

Make our spiced rum butter mincemeat first to fill your mince pies, then use up...

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Spiced rum butter mincemeat

Stir-up Sunday recipes

Spiced rum butter mincemeat

Rum butter is one of our favourite Christmas treats and we’ve come up with a...

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Sloe gin ‘figgy’ Christmas pudding

Christmas pudding recipes

Sloe gin ‘figgy’ Christmas pudding

”Oh, bring us some figgy pudding, and bring it right here…” Preferably this sloe gin...

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Suet-free Christmas pudding

Christmas pudding recipes

Suet-free Christmas pudding

This suet-free Christmas pudding recipe provides a light finish to your Christmas lunch. No animal...

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Lighter Christmas pudding

Christmas pudding recipes

Lighter Christmas pudding

Debbie Major’s fruity, chocolatey take on traditional Christmas pudding is made with panettone for a...

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Karen’s Christmas pudding

Christmas pudding recipes

Karen’s Christmas pudding

delicious. magazine editor Karen Barnes reveals the recipe for her mother’s Christmas pudding. We recommend...

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Gluten-free Christmas pudding

Christmas pudding recipes

Gluten-free Christmas pudding

Wheat-free? No problem. In this wonderful gluten-free Christmas pudding recipe, there’s nothing taken out and...

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Old-fashioned Christmas pudding

Christmas pudding recipes

Old-fashioned Christmas pudding

This is the definitive recipe for a traditional, old-fashioned Christmas pudding, inspired by the one...

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Apple and hazelnut mincemeat

Stir-up Sunday recipes

Apple and hazelnut mincemeat

This mincemeat recipe is full of rich wintry flavours, pack it into mince pies for...

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Traditional Christmas pudding

Christmas pudding recipes

Traditional Christmas pudding

You can’t go wrong with this traditional Christmas pudding recipe – packed with dried fruit...

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Apple, cherry and toasted hazelnut mincemeat

Mince pie recipes

Apple, cherry and toasted hazelnut mincemeat

A recipe with a twist on tradition. This sticky, sweet mincemeat is packed full of...

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Chocolate Christmas pudding with cranberry toffee sauce

Christmas pudding recipes

Chocolate Christmas pudding with cranberry toffee sauce

This deliciously indulgent chocolate Christmas pudding recipe will knock the stockings off any other traditional...

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Gluten-free and dairy-free Christmas pudding

Gluten-free Christmas recipes

Gluten-free and dairy-free Christmas pudding

Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne’s Christmas recipe is perfect for those with a food allergy or intolerance. Make...

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Christmas pudding with brandy butter

Christmas pudding recipes

Christmas pudding with brandy butter

This straightforward, traditional Christmas pudding recipe can be made in advance (up to six months)...

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Christmas pudding (suitable for diabetics)

Christmas pudding recipes

Christmas pudding (suitable for diabetics)

This no-sugar, diabetic-friendly Christmas pudding will be enjoyed by everyone; the carrots and apples keep...

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