Here is my recipe for gluten free Christmas pudding.

This pudding has been steamed in the Pressure King Pro (PKP) pressure cooker but can be also done in a steamer it’s just quicker.

This can be made in advance of the big day and warmed up.


  • 150g gluten free vegetable suet ( Morrison’s veg suet is gluten free).
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 200g fresh gluten free breadcrumbs.
  • 200g dark brown sugar.
  • 600g of dried mixed fruit.
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 eating apple grated
  • 2 large free range eggs
  • 100ml brandy.
  • 100ml apple juice.
  • Grated rind of 1 orange.


  1. Put all the ingredients in a bowl and give it a good stir and make a wish and cover and leave for 24 hours.
  2. Put a disc of grease proof paper in the bottom of a 1.2 litre pudding steamer or a pudding basin, covered with non stick paper with a pleat and covered with tinfoil.
  3. Put an upside down saucer in the bottom of pkp and put hot water just to cover it put the pudding on the saucer.
  4. Close the lid and leave the pressure valve OPEN. Press the STEAM FUNCTION and adjust timer for 15 mins.
    Once the timer has finished, open the lid.
    Open the lid slowly and check there is still enough water to come to the top rim of the saucer. Add more if necessary and programme the PKP for the STEW FUNCTION for two hours with the pressure valve CLOSED
  5. Once the timer has finished, carefully release the pressure using the slow release method, while wearing oven gloves and an apron. First, press CANCEL. Leave the pressure release valve closed and allow at least 15 minutes for the pressure to release naturally. When the float valve has dropped, move the release valve to the open position to ensure all pressure is released. Give the unit a gentle shake to release any trapped steam.
    Open the lid slowly once the pressure has released, and let the pudding sit in the water for another 20 mins [if you remove too quickly, the pudding may become rubbery].
    Test by inserting a toothpick into the pudding. If it comes out clean, it is fully cooked. If not set to STEW again for another 10-15 mins and repeat cooling process.
  6. When ready to eat, reheat the pudding using the STEAM FUNCTION for 20 mins.
  7. To steam the pudding in a steamer for 6 hours keeping an eye on the water level.
  8. When cooked wrap the pudding in greaseproof paper and foil and keep in a cool place for Christmas.

Serve with brandy burning on top (watch the eyebrows ) with brandy custard or cream enjoy x

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