Exclusive recipe: Liz Earle’s Wellbeing Christmas Pud

on 11 December 2017.

Christmas just got a little healthier, thanks to the latest volume of Liz Earle’s Wellbeing Yearbook.

This beautifully illustrated keepsake is jam-packed with wisdom from bestselling author and wellbeing entrepreneur Liz Earle MBE to help you look good and feel great and why should Christmas be any different when you can enjoy your seasonal favourites with a healthier twist?

This delicious Christmas pudding recipe combines the natural sweetness of dried fruits and honey with a nutty, citrus twist to create a truly impressive centrepiece to your Christmas meal.

Find the full recipe below which has been taken from the Liz Earle Wellbeing Yearbook Volume 2 (£25). To purchase a copy of the Yearbook, simply visit Liz Earle’s Wellbeing website.

Wellbeing Christmas Pudding

This nutty, citrus twist on the traditional Christmas pudding substitutes refined sugar with the natural sweetness of dried fruits and honey.

1. Put all the ingredients into a large bowl and mix everything together until really well combined. Spoon the mixture into a greased one-litre pudding basin and smooth over the top. Cover with a piece of pleated greaseproof paper, then pleated foil. Secure tightly with string around the top.

2. Put the basin in a large-lidded casserole dish sitting on top of an old saucer so the bowl isn’t touching the bottom of the pan. Fill the basin halfway up with boiling water and simmer gently for five hours, making sure the water is regularly topped up.

3. Take the basin out of the water and leave to cool for 20 minutes before turning out and serving

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Serves 6
120g raisins
120g sultanas
120g dried apricots, roughly chopped
120g pitted prunes, roughly chopped
1 orange, grated zest and juice
1 eating apple, coarsely grated
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp mixed spice
2 tbsp honey
6 tbsp sherry or brandy
2 tbsp melted butter
2 large eggs
75g blanched almonds, roughly chopped
75g ground almonds
75g fresh breadcrumbs, or crumbs
made from gluten-free bread
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