Christmas pudding (suitable for diabetics)

Christmas pudding (suitable for diabetics)
  • Serves icon Serves 10
  • Time icon Ready in 5½ hours

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.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
331kcals
Fat
14.9g (6.8g saturated)
Protein
7.2g
Carbohydrates
45.4g (24.9g sugars)
Salt
0.6g
Calories
331kcals
Fat
14.9g (6.8g saturated)
Protein
7.2g
Carbohydrates
45.4g (24.9g sugars)
Salt
0.6g

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

  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.

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