Thermomix Christmas Pudding Recipe

Our Steamed Thermomix Christmas Pudding is perfect for your Christmas Day table!

Thermomix Christmas Pudding

I can still remember the conversations regarding ‘this years Christmas Pudding’ when I was growing up, with my Mum and Nana’s dissecting what the years previous pudding was like, what they would do differently and then who and when this years pudding would be made.  Now I’ve got to admit that I never actually ate their pudding on Christmas Day, instead I preferred to sit down with the other kids to a bowl of my Great Nan’s Steamed Chocolate Pudding and 30+ years later this is still a tradition.

Thermomix Christmas Pudding Recipe

Over the past few years since I’ve started hosting Christmas for my own family, I’m really eager to continue some of the traditions that I grew up with, and this Steamed Thermomix Christmas Pudding recipe is one of those. I’ve now made this recipe a couple of times in the Thermomix and each time we’ve enjoyed a rich, soft pudding.Thermomix Christmas Pudding Recipe

I use a 2 litre non stick pudding tin to make this recipe, mine has a diameter of 13cm and it fits into the varoma basket comfortably.  To make it easier to test the pudding as it cooks, I cover the top of the pudding tin with a piece of baking paper and then secure it with foil.  This Thermomix Christmas Pudding can be made well in advance, just store it in a cool dark place like the back of your pantry.  You can also freeze this Christmas Pudding.


For more great Christmas recipes to make in your Thermomix, check out this collection of Christmas Day recipes.

Thermomix Christmas Day Recipes

Thermomix Christmas Pudding

Our Steamed Thermomix Christmas Pudding recipe is SO easy to make, and best of all you can make it in advance!
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 50 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 350 grams mixed fruit
  • 60 grams blanched almonds chopped into small pieces
  • 2 tbsp sherry can substitute with orange juice
  • 125 grams butter softened
  • 110 grams brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 75 grams plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp mixed spice
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 50 grams bread crumbs You will need approximately 3 slices of day old bread


  • A day in advance (or a couple of hours before if in a hurry) place the mixed fruit, chopped blanched almonds and sherry into an airtight container.  Gently shake the container to mix the sherry through and set aside until needed.
  • Place approximately 3 pieces of day old bread which has been roughly torn into your Thermomix bowl and blitz for 10 seconds, speed 7 to turn into breadcrumbs. Set aside until needed.
  • Place the butterfly into your Thermomix bowl and add the butter, brown sugar and vanilla extract. Mix for 20 seconds on speed 3.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix again for 20 seconds speed 3.
  • Remove the butterfly and add the flour, mixed spice, cinnamon and ginger and mix for 10 secs, speed 4.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the eggs and breadcrumbs and mix for 10 seconds speed 4.
  • Add the soaked fruit and almonds and mix 20 seconds, speed 3, REVERSE to combine.
  • Transfer the mixture to a non stick 1.6 litre pudding tin (mine was a non stick one approximately 13cm wide) and cover the top with a layer of baking paper and foil. ** Please check your tin prior to starting this recipe to make sure it will fit in the varoma basket. You can use a smaller pudding tin (down to 1.4L)
  • Place the pudding steamer in the bottom of varoma basket. Add 1700g of water to a clean Thermomix bowl and cook for 60 minutes, varoma temp, sp 1.5.
  • Add more water to bowl if needed (please be careful when removing the varoma from your Thermomix) and cook for a further 60 mins at the same temp/speed. Add more water again and cook another 60mins same temp/speed, check your pudding and if the colour still isn't even and it's not cooked through, add some extra water to bowl if needed and cook for a further 30 mins var temp, sp 1.5.
  • Once cooked, allow your pudding to cool in the tin before wrapping in a layer of baking paper and foil and storing in a dark, cool place until needed.


  • Please check your pudding tin prior to starting this recipe to make sure it will fit in the varoma basket. A smaller tin down to 1.4 L will accomodate this recipe
  • While it's best to let the fruit and almonds soak in the sherry for a day or two, you can prepare this mixture a couple of hours in advance - especially if you are making your pudding to eat another time.
  • Please be careful when removing the varoma basket from the top of your Thermomix or taking the lid of to check the pudding. Always make sure that you open the lid the opposite direction to where you are standing to allow the steam to escape.
  • This Christmas Pudding can be made in advance, wrap it securely in foil and store in a cool, dark place.

For more Christmas recipe ideas, make sure you check out our Thermomix Christmas eBooks – including our Christmas eBook Bundle. You can shop the range here.

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  1. Hi just wondering if I could make the pudding more traditionally by cooking in a muslin cloth rather than in a pudding tin in the varoma ?

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  2. Hi, just wondering if this can be done in individual ramekins in the Varoma?
    If so, what is the cooking temp, time & speed?

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      HI Maryanne, You could definitely make this in individual ramekins. I would cook it on the same temperature and speed however when it comes to time, that will really depend on the size of the ramekins you use. Sorry I can’t be of more help xx

  3. Hi there, just wondering if I need the varoma lid on whilst it is cooking? My pudding tin fits in the varoma basket, but is too high for the lid to sit on top 🙂 Thanks

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      Hi Danielle. You do need the varoma lid when cooking. I cover my pudding tin with a layer of baking paper and foil instead of the lid so that it fits 🙂

  4. Hi, i finally got around to trying the pudding in individual ramekins, they look great & smell amazing!
    Same temp & speed & i cooked for 1 hour & 15 mins, 3 ramekins in the varoma.
    Thanks for a great recipe, can’t wait to try them ?

  5. Divine <3 made the first batch (used brandy bc its what I had) in the Thermomix Darole Moulds (35minutes varoma), makes the perfect 8. Kids devoured them. Made my second batch & struggling to keep the kids out until Christmas Day – about to go for my 3rd round – yum! Great recipe thank you x

  6. I’m making it in a pudding basin…that would be ok to use instead of a pudding tin wouldn’t it?
    If I am heating it up conventionally after it’s cooked…how long would it need being steamed?

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  7. Congratulations on a great recipe and thanks so much for sharing. The only changes I made were to soak the mixed fruit in 6 tablespoons of sherry (the fruit was pretty old and hard so needed some encouragement to soften – that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it) and I used my steam oven instead of the Varoma. The fruit for the first pudding soaked for 3 days then because the finished product was so great it was scoffed in one sitting on Christmas Day, so I soaked more fruit overnight and steamed another pudding for Boxing Day dessert. Both puddings were absolutely yummy so don’t be put off if you can only soak your fruit for a few hours. Give it a go. This will be the Cookhouse’s go-to Christmas Pudding for ever and a day. Best wishes for 2018.

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      Thanks so much for your feedback Robby, I’m glad you enjoyed 🙂 All the best for 2018 to you and your family too x

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      Hi Monica, Although you can double the recipe, you may find that it exceeds the maximum fill line of your Thermomix Bowl and the size of the pudding basin required may not fit in your varoma tray xx

  9. Looks delicious. Sadly my pudding tin is too big for the varoma, even without the lid. I will prepare the mixture in the thermo and cook it in a big pan of boiling water instead. Do you have a recommendation of how long to cook using this method?

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      Hi Nicole, I’m sorry to hear your tin is too big. I would suggest checking it after an hour and then every 30 minutes x

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  11. If I’m making this with the orange juice (my sister in law is pregnant so want to avoid the sherry), can I still make in advance say 2 weeks? Or best to make fresh?

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  12. first time doing plum pudding. I always remember my mother in law boiling the already-cooked pudding on xmas day. do I not need to do this? if not to serve warm would I just microwave it?

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