Have you ever tried Plum Pudding? The history is interesting, and we hear about it at Christmas time, but I personally have never tried it. Today, is NATIONAL PLUM PUDDING DAY, what better day to try to make some and see what your family thinks about it.
In “A Christmas Carol,” everyone claps for plum pudding. Our family has made this pudding our own tradition, and it really is something to clap for. —Ruthanne Karel, Hudsonville, Michigan Taste of Home
In America, Christmas Pudding (also known as plum pudding or figgy pudding) is a dish as famous as it is misunderstood. It’s the flaming center of the climactic meal of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” and pops up in carols themselves: “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” has two whole verses about demanding figgy pudding. History
Feel free to use your favorite kind of plum for this pudding recipe, but we recommend prune plums, which have an almond-shaped body that tapers at the end. They’re on the smaller side, hold up well, and the pit comes off the flesh easily, all of which makes them especially good for baking. Bon Appetit
How will you celebrate NATIONAL PLUM PUDDING DAY? Today is the day.
Take a little time today to celebrate with your family and friends and make lasting memories!