Chai Tea Pudding

Is it really Christmas if you don’t have a pudding? If you have the time and we certainly hope so - try making this delicious and nutritious pudding that will be sure to knock Santa’s socks off…


  • 350g ground almonds
  • 2 free range organic eggs
  • 50g coconut oil
  • 100ml date syrup
  • 200g pears
  • 100g raisins
  • 50g currants
  • 150g apricots
  • 100g dates
  • 1 orange
  • 1 lemon
  • 250ml water
  • 2 chai tea bags
  • 1 star anise
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ginger

Tea Syrup

  • 1 cup of brewed chai tea
  • ¼ cup of coconut palm sugar
  • ¼ cup of date syrup


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Dice apricots and dates, and combine with other dried fruits in a bowl.
  3. Brew 2 chai tea-bags in 250ml hot water for 30 minutes.
  4. Chop pear into small 1 cm cubed chunks and add to the dried fruit.
  5. Pour the brewed tea over the dried fruit, add orange zest and juice, lemon zest, star anise, cinnamon and ginger.
  6. Leave the mixture aside until all the tea has been absorbed by the fruit.
  7. Mix oil with ground almonds, beaten eggs and date syrup in a separate bowl.
  8. Remove star anise from the fruit mixture, blend half of the fruit mix in a blender or food processor, and add it back into the rest.
  9. Mix fruit into almond mixture and combine.
  10. Butter the inside of a pudding bowl and line with baking paper.
  11. Pour the mixture into the pudding bowl and cover with a muslin cloth.
  12. Fill a deep baking tray with boiling water and place the pudding bowl into it.
  13. Cook for 4.5-5 hours, topping up the water in the baking tray as necessary.
  14. To make the syrup, combine all ingredients in a pan until sugar has dissolved and syrup is the desired consistency.
  15. Serve pudding with chai tea syrup, fresh cream, and custard.

This is sure to be the ultimate decadent Christmas pudding – so happy we came across it - enjoy!

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