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AIP Christmas Pudding - Free from everything but not taste

Caroline Lamont
The best Christmas pudding (according to my husband) and it's "free from"
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Course Cake, Christmas, Dessert
Cuisine AIP, British, Paleo, Traditional, Vegan


  • 150 g raisins
  • 100 g currants
  • 50 g prunes chopped
  • 50 g dried apricots chopped
  • 25 g fresh or dried mixed peels
  • 50 g flaked almonds or sunflower seeds (for nut free) or omit altogether for AIP
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground mace
  • 30 g coconut oil (at room temperature)
  • 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 2 pears pureed - with skin


  • 25 g cassava (tapioca) or arrowroot flour
  • 100 g ground almonds or tigernut flour (tigernut flour makes it AIP compliant / nut-free)


  • 150 ml apple juice

Liquid (alcohol alternative - in place of the above)

  • 100 ml apple juice
  • 50 ml brandy


  • Mix all the dry ingredients together
  • Ensure the solid coconut oil is coating all the dried fruits and avoid big lumps
  • Add the juice, pureed pear and finally the "flours"
  • Put the mixture in a pudding dish, cover it and steam it for 4-5 hours, until it is a dark caramel colour
  • (if it's not after 5 hours, keep going, I have steamed mine for 6 hours once). 
  • But do check the water occasionally, to make sure it doesn't run dry.
  • Reheat on the day in a bain marie (water bath) for a couple of hours or in the microwave (for 4-5 mins)
Keyword AIP, Paleo, Vegan