Recipe

2-in-1 basic fruit mix

A good pudding or Christmas cake relies on a nice boozy fruit mix. This recipe has the perfect balance and also serves as a delicious filling for your fruit mince pies.

  • 35 mins cooking
  • Makes 1 Item
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This quantity of basic fruit mix will make a classic Christmas cake or classic steamed Christmas pudding. This recipe also serves as a delicious filling for your fruit mince pies.

Ingredients

2-in-1 basic fruit mix
  • 3 3/4 cups (600g) sultanas
  • 2 cup (320g) dried currants
  • 2 1/2 cups (375g) raisins, chopped coarsely
  • 2 cup (280g) seeded dates, chopped coarsely
  • 1 3/4 cups (350g) dried figs, chopped coarsely
  • 1 1/2 cup (375ml) brandy, port or dark rum
  • 1/2 cup (100g) red glacé cherries, quartered
  • 1 cup (250g) glacé fruit (such as pineapple, apricot, peach), chopped coarsely

Method

2-in-1 basic fruit mix
  • 1
    Combine the dried fruit in a large bowl. Heat the brandy in a small saucepan over medium heat until hot, do not boil. Remove from heat and pour over the fruit; stir to combine.
  • 2
    Cover tightly with plastic wrap; stand at room temperature for 24 hours or store in a cool, dark place for up to a week, stirring every day.
  • 3
    Stir in the glacé fruit.

Notes

This quantity of basic fruit mix will make a classic Christmas cake or classic steamed Christmas pudding.

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