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Christmas Figgy Pudding

Surprise your guests with a delicious Christmas Figgy Pudding adding a Victorian flare to your dinner! Enjoy the sweetness of the figs with warm undertones of spices. Top with a Rum hard icing or enjoy an alcohol free Christmas Pudding by eliminating the Rum. Or consider a Rum soaked Figgy Pudding by pouring Rum over the pudding while still warm.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Christmas, Dessert, Holidays
Cuisine: English
Keyword: Christmas Figgy Pudding
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 302kcal
Author: Bernice


Wet Ingredients

  • ½ cup Butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup Molasses
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 2 Eggs

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups Flour sifted
  • 1/2 tsp Orange Or Lemon Peel grated
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • tsp Cloves

Add-In Ingredients

  • 2 cups Dried Figs about 1 pound, stems removed, chopped
  • ½ cup Walnuts chopped

Rum Icing for the Figgy Pudding

  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp stick butter -- softened
  • 1 to 2 tbsp Rum
  • 1 tsp vanilla


Oven Preparation

  • Preheat at 325 degrees.
  • Figgy Pudding bakes for 50 to 60 minutes.
  • Spray a Bundt Pan with non-stick spray.

Initial Ingredients Preparation

  • Sift the flour into a medium size bowl
  • Add the remaining dry ingredients
  • Prepare the dried figs by removing the stems and chopping to desired size
  • Chop the walnuts

Figgy Pudding Preparation

  • Cream the butter until fluffy
  • Add Molasses and blend
  • Add Buttermilk and Blend
  • Mix in eggs
  • Slowly blend in the dry ingredients until incorporated
  • Mix in the Dried Figs and Walnuts
  • Spray a Bundt Pan with nonstick spray
  • Pour batter into the Bundt Pan
  • Bake for 50 to 60 minutes until firm.

Rum Icing Preparation

  • Place the butter in a small mixing bowl and blend with a hand mixer.
  • Slowly add powdered sugar, rum and vanilla blending until smooth.
  • Eliminate the rum for a non-alcoholic version.
  • Additional ingredients may be needed depending upon thickness desired.
  • Pour over a warm Figgy Pudding.


Calories are based upon serving size and how much Rum is added to the Christmas Figgy Pudding.