Today’s Recipe: Figgy Pudding

We’ve all heard the popular holiday song about figgy pudding, but have you ever wondered what is actually IN figgy pudding?? Wonder no more! Hint: It’s not really a pudding to be eaten with a spoon, UNLESS …

… you pour warm cream all over it. We, of course, didn’t eat the entire cake that way:)

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Good tidings we bring to you and your kin;
Good tidings for Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Oh, bring us a figgy pudding;
Oh, bring us a figgy pudding;
Oh, bring us a figgy pudding and a cup of good cheer
We won’t go until we get some;
We won’t go until we get some;
We won’t go until we get some, so bring some out here

We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

FIGGY PUDDING
PREP TIME: 30 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 35 MINUTES
MAKES: 18 SERVINGS

Ingredients:

½   cup butter, softened
1    cup dark brown sugar
2    eggs
3    cups dried figs, stems removed, finely diced
¼   cup crystallized ginger, finely diced
1    t cinnamon
¼   cup brandy
1    cup buttermilk
2    cups Organic Budget Mix® All-Purpose Original Baking Mix
Whipped cream for serving

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
2. Butter a 9”x13” baking dish.
3. In a medium bowl or stand mixer, combine butter and dark brown sugar. Beat together until light and fluffy.
4. Add eggs, and mix until combined.
5. Add dried figs, crystallized ginger, and cinnamon. Mix to combine.
6. Mix in brandy and buttermilk.
7. Using a rubber spatula fold in Budget Mix until a smooth batter is formed.
8. Pour the batter into buttered 9”x13” baking pan.
9. Bake at 325°F for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Gather ingredients. ½ cup softened butter, 1 cup dark brown sugar, 2 eggs, 3 cups finely diced dried figs, with stems removed, ¼ cup finely diced crystallized ginger, 1 t cinnamon, ¼ cup brandy, 1 cup buttermilk, and 2 cups Budget Mix. (*Optional, whipped cream for serving)

Butter a 9”x13” baking dish.

Add ½ cup softened butter to stand mixer (or medium bowl).

Add 1 cup dark brown sugar.

Beat the butter and brown sugar together until light and fluffy.

Add 2 eggs, and mix to combine.

Add 3 cups finely diced dried figs.

Add ¼ cup of finely diced, crystallized ginger.

Then add 1 t cinnamon.

Mix all the dry ingredients together, then add ¼ cup brandy.

Then 1 cup buttermilk, and mix together again.

Using a rubber spatula, fold in Organic Budget Mix® All-Purpose Original Baking Mix until a smooth batter is formed.

Pour the batter into buttered 9”x13” baking pan.

Bake at 325°F for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Serve warm with whipped cream.

Leave a comment 3 Comments

  1. Tamara Burger says:

    Looks and sounds yummy! I always thought it was a steamed pudding.

    • MaryJane says:

      It can be a steamy pudding. In some recipes, the brandy is poured on top and then lit with a match. Flaming good! There are many variations but we like this one. With some warm cream poured on top, it’s quite steamy and quite decadent. As we eat it on Christmas Day, we’re going to sing the song for the kids.

  2. yum! Gonna make this ASAP…
    (PS. Not that this is helpful info, but while I was in cooking school in Ireland I was taught by Darina Allen that the word “figgy” is the nickname for raisins in Cornwall UK, and “Figgy Pudding” is what Cornwallians call “Plum Pudding”. During a Christmas Entertaining cooking class we learned to make Darina’s Mother’s “Plum Pudding” recipe which has neither plums or figs but raisins, sultanas (golden raisins) and currants. This never ceases to crack me up…)

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