How to reheat Christmas pudding in the microwave

Christmas day is so busy, so you'd be forgiven for not having time to boil a pudding for a few hours before serving. So how can you warm it up in the microwave? Follow these easy steps to ensure your pudding is hot all the way through before serving.

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How to reheat Christmas pudding in the microwave

Don't have time to boil or steam your pudding on Christmas day? That's okay, you can heat it in the microwave instead. Follow the easy steps:

  1. Remove pudding from the bowl and placing onto a microwave safe plate.
  2. Reduce the microwave power level to 40-50% (400-500 watts) and heat pudding for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Check how hot it is by pushing a metal skewer or knife into the centre, hold it for 5 seconds, then pull it out. The tip it should be hot to the touch. If you have a cooking thermometer, the pudding should reach 70°C in the centre. 

While you’re waiting for it to heat up, it’s the perfect time to whip up some brandy cream or custard. 

How to cook Christmas pudding in a microwave

Don't just reheat your pudding in the microwave, did you know you can also cook your pudding in a fraction of the time in the microwave?

GET THE RECIPE: Cheat's Microwave Christmas Pudding

The classic intense flavours of dried fruit, brandy and spices that you expect in a Christmas pudding, without the need to boil it for hours.

Get more tips for cooking a Christmas pudding in the microwave.


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