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    Christmas pudding in slow cooker is it possible?
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    • 27th Nov 06, 3:49 PM
    Christmas pudding in slow cooker is it possible? 27th Nov 06 at 3:49 PM
    Could someone please confirm that it is possible to cook Christmas Puddings in a Slow Cooker. Common sense tells me that it is possible but never having made one before, I have recipes but can't see the point of putting pudding to cook on hob if I use the slow cooker on high to simmer. Has anybody out there done it? Sorry such a long post - I know I do go on a bit! Just need reassurance!!!
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  • tinselfairy
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    • 27th Nov 06, 5:16 PM
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    • 27th Nov 06, 5:16 PM
    I've never done it but a friend at work does her Christmas pudding in her slow cooker every year.
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    • By moggins 27th Nov 06, 6:01 PM
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    It's very possible and makes for a lovely moist pudding.
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    • Rikki
    • By Rikki 27th Nov 06, 6:09 PM
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    • 27th Nov 06, 6:09 PM
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    I always cook mine in the slow cooker.

    I just fill the slowcooker with a 1/3 of water and stand the pudding in it. Cook on Auto. Occassionally check the water level.
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  • super41
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    • 27th Nov 06, 6:13 PM
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    • 27th Nov 06, 6:13 PM
    Yes it is! I made ours in it last year & it was superb! Recipe from my slowcooker book.
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    • By thriftlady 27th Nov 06, 7:02 PM
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    • 27th Nov 06, 7:02 PM
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    • 27th Nov 06, 7:02 PM
    Yes, I've done mine in the SC this year and last year. I stood the basin on a biscuit cutter and poured water up to about a third of the way up the basin. I cooked it on low for 8 hours. I shall reheat it in the SC on Christmas day.
    • dianasnan
    • By dianasnan 27th Nov 06, 7:09 PM
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    • 27th Nov 06, 7:09 PM
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    • 27th Nov 06, 7:09 PM
    Yes, it makes the most lovely dark and moist puds, I made 2 yesterday and gave them about 8 hrs each. Usually make them in July but was a bit late this year. Have even made them using value dried fruit and butter and they were lovely.
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    • 28th Nov 06, 10:52 PM
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    • 28th Nov 06, 10:52 PM
    Thank you all for your help - I can now go ahead - slow cooker will be producing one tomorrow, well perhaps two - I might have to taste one! only just to make sure of course!
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    • 29th Nov 06, 9:55 AM
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    • 29th Nov 06, 9:55 AM

    was wondering how long the xmas pudding would take to warm up in the slow cooker on xmas day and wether to put it on high or low?

    meant to say its a 2lb pudding

    Last edited by broke mary; 29-11-2006 at 9:59 AM.
    • Money maker
    • By Money maker 13th Dec 09, 11:08 AM
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    Shop bought Christmas pudding, how long in slow cooker?
    Hi guys,

    Christmas dinner for us all today (long story).

    Have a shop bought Christmas pud, says to steam/boil for 2 hours.

    How long would this be in the slow cooker and do I need to put a trivet underneath?

    Many thanks from a seriously stressed cook
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    • ariba10
    • By ariba10 13th Dec 09, 11:16 AM
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    It is not a thing I would put in a slow cooker.

    Why not slice it into portions and give it one or two minutes in the microwave.
    I used to be indecisive but now I am not sure.
  • valk_scot
    Do it in the microwave. Takes less than a minute usually.
  • charliee
    i'll give a thrid vote for microwave... much much quicker and no hassle, plus you can just heat up whats needed (we never want pudding the same time in our house) and leave the rest for later...

    use the slow cooker for your giblet gravy....
    • Icey77
    • By Icey77 14th Dec 09, 10:17 AM
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    I've always put mine in the slow cooker.

    Put in an upside down saucer, put pudding on the saucer and fill with boiling water to within an inch of the top of the pudding.

    Put on high and leave it
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    Did wonder this myself as i have no microwave and am wary about using the pressure cooker for it as never done that before either.
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    • jonny2510
    • By jonny2510 15th Dec 09, 7:34 PM
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    Christmas Pudding Slow Cooker Recipe
    Does anyone have one they've tried and tested, that they'd care to share?

    I (stupidly) agreed to cook the Christmas pudding on Christmas day, expecting it to be fairly easy to prepare. After some searching, there seem to be many different recipes, and I have no idea which to choose!

    There'll be four of us, so I'd like to cook for 6 (it wouldn't be Christmas pud without leftovers!), and other than that am open to suggestions.

    I greatly appreciate any advice offered, but would prefer something that someone has actually tried in a slow cooker

    Many thanks in advance
  • ellie2912
    check your PM's

    • jonny2510
    • By jonny2510 17th Dec 09, 6:58 PM
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    check your PM's
    Originally posted by ellie2912
    Many thanks ellie, but it needs to be a slow cooker one, as I don't have time to watch over a saucepan for a day.
    • MrsBartolozzi
    • By MrsBartolozzi 17th Dec 09, 7:36 PM
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    Hi Jonny,
    I found several slow cooker recipes on google, I can't vouch for any of them, but the recipes all seem like you'd expect from an Xmas Pud, only the cooking times are "slow-cookerised". So i imagine you could make any recipe you know tastes good and use these recipes as guidance on cooking?
    Cooking instructions for pud in slow cooker here.

    Hope this gives you some ideas.

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    i just made the delia smith one, then cooked in the slow cooker,looked great to me when it came out! did it for 4 hours on high then turned it to medium and left it overnight
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