Christmas pudding can be controversial. Do you love it or hate it? Do you serve it with custard or cream? Do you smother it in brandy and light it on fire?

It’s not everybody’s cup of tea, and that’s okay… especially since we’ve created three top-notch Christmas pudding recipe alternatives which look and taste amazing.

1. Giant sticky toffee pudding

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This is a truly modern twist on the classic Christmas pudding, best served warm with a generous pour of the sweet toffee sauce, topped with candied pecans and accompanied by a scoop of good-quality vanilla ice cream.

2. Chocolate biscuit pudding cake

Chocolate biscuit cake is always a winner in our book, and what better way to consume this delicious treat during the festive season than in pudding form? Plus, it’s a great way to use up leftover chocolates and biscuits that might be taking up space in the press.

3. Lemon and ginger steamed pudding

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If you’re looking for a gluten-free dessert option for Christmas Day, then this zesty pudding alternative is just the ticket! The citrusy flavours add a refreshing touch to an already heavy-going Christmas menu.