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Craving a classic? Serve our easy Plum Pudding recipe for dessert! Whether you enjoy it after Christmas dinner or as part of your dinner party menu, this sweet Plum Pudding is a crowd-pleaser.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Plum Pudding

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Directions

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  • Soak prunes in brandy or orange juice, covered, in a cool place for 2 hours or overnight or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Do not drain. Stir shredded apple, walnuts, candied fruits and peels, and orange peel into prune mixture; set aside.

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  • Grease and flour a 12-cup fluted tube mold or pan; set aside. Stir together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, ginger, and nutmeg; set aside.

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  • In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Beat in brown sugar until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating on low speed just until combined (do not overbeat). Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined. Stir in prune mixture.

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  • Spread butter into prepared mold. Lightly grease a square of foil; cover mold with foil, greased side down. Press foil slightly against the rim of mold. Place mold on a rack in a deep kettle containing 1 inch of simmering water. Cover kettle; steam pudding over low heat for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean, adding additional boiling water to kettle if necessary. Remove from kettle. Remove foil. Cool 15 minutes. Carefully invert; remove pudding from mold. Cool slightly on wire rack. If desired, serve warm with Hard Sauce. Makes 18 servings.

Tips

Cool completely and wrap in 100-percent cotton cheesecloth moistened with additional brandy or orange juice. Wrap tightly with foil and store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. To reheat, unwrap pudding and remove cheesecloth; return pudding to the mold or pan. Cover tightly with foil; place on a rack in kettle containing 1 inch of simmering water. Cover kettle; steam over low heat for 30 to 40 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts (Plum Pudding)

290 calories; 10 g total fat; 4 g saturated fat; 50 mg cholesterol; 171 mg sodium. 44 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 5 g protein; 486 IU vitamin a; 1 mg vitamin c; 40 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;

Hard Sauce

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  • Beat together butter and powdered sugar until fluffy. Beat in brandy, rum, or orange juice and vanilla. Store, covered, in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving. Makes 1-1/4 cups.

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