Christmas Figgy Pudding Recipe

Ever wonder what exactly is figgy pudding?  We hear about it year after year around Christmas time so this year I wanted to finally figure out what it was.  What I have found out is that it isn’t actually a pudding, but a moist cake.  If you are like me and have never had this scrumptious dessert, you are in for a treat!

Figgy Pudding

1/2 cup soft butter

2 large farm eggs

1 cup molasses

2 cups finely chopped dried figs

1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest

1 cup buttermilk (use your own from making butter or buy some)

1/2 cup toasted, chopped walnuts (here in Missouri, we collect our own black walnuts)

2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.  Grease and flour an 8 x 4 souffle dish and set aside.

Cream the butter in a large bowl until fluffy.  Add the eggs and molasses, and blend well.  Add the figs, orange zest, buttermilk, and walnuts, and blend for 1 minute.  Add the remaining ingredients, and mix until blended.

Spoon the batter into the prepared souffle dish.  Bake 1 hour or until toothpick inserted off-center comes out clean.

Spoon onto plates, and serve warm with cinnamon whip cream or ice cream.


About Seeds By Faith

Our family homesteads a modest hobby farm in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri. Living in the Ozark Mountains is at its best...a gift from God; at its and back breaking work, but even then, God's promises are true and our labor is blessed with rewards beyond our imagination. We take one day at a time learning and striving to be "self sufficient" while depending heavily on our good Lord above for strength and wisdom. From our farm, we offer open-pollinated, heirloom, non-GMO (genetically modified organism) seed from around the world that is grown, organically, in our garden and harvested with our own bare hands. Seed is available at
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