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Figgy Pudding

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Posted 12/16/09 by ChefSnowball
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Venues: Bakery
On The Road: Tastes of the World
Produce & All Things Green
Spices & Herbs
Categories: Cinnamon
Cloves
Desserts
Fruit
Ginger
Vegetables
Sub Categories: Apples
Figs
Nuts
Puddings
Recipe Type: Holiday
Places: United Kingdom
Keywords: pudding, figs, christmas, apples,
Servings: 12
Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup granulated sugar
3 large egg yolks
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons rum extract (or flavored extract of your choice)
1 apple, peeled and cored and finely chopped
1 pound dried figs, ground or finely chopped
Grated peel of 1 lemon and 1 orange
1 cup chopped nuts
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 1/2 cups dried bread crumbs
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 large egg whites, stiffly beaten
Custard Sauce (See recipe)
Sweetened whipped cream (optional)
Preparation:
Preheat oven to 325* F. Generously grease an oven-proof 2-quart bowl or mold; set aside. Cream together butter and shortening. Gradually add sugar, egg yolks, milk, extract, apple, figs, lemon and orange peel. Add next 6 ingredients, mixing well. Fold stiffly beaten egg whites into mixture. Pour into prepared bowl or mold and place into large shallow pan and place on middle rack in oven. Fill the shallow pan half-full with boiling water and slowly steam pudding in oven at 325*F for 4 hours, replacing water as needed.
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