Figgy Pudding

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4-6

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

The Official Downton Abbey Christmas Cookbook

The Official Downton Abbey Christmas Cookbook

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2020

  • About

Just as the “plum” in plum pudding refers to raisins or currants (before Victorian days, the word plum was used for any dried fruit), the “figgy” in figgy pudding refers to raisins or currants. But that is not all these two puddings share. Figgy pudding is actually just another name for plum pudding, a British Christmas-table staple. Some ascribe the coining to the fact that the speckled flesh of the fig resembles the speckled look of plum pudding. But in time, people did start to ma