Honeyed Ginger Plum Pudding

Plenty of beautiful plums available at the moment to make this plum pudding with a ginger sponge topping.

You will need for the fruit base:

8-10 good sized plums –washed –stone removed and halved
4 tablespoons of Honey
30g of crystallised ginger - finely chopped

You will need for the sponge topping:

80g of softened butter
2 heaped tablespoons of brown sugar
1 egg
120g plain flour
½ Teaspoon ground ginger
¼ Teaspoon of ground cinnamon
Grate of fresh nutmeg
Pinch of salt
2 tablespoons of warmed milk
½ Teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda


Preheat oven to 180° c or 160° c for a fan oven.

Put the plums into a saucepan with the honey and chopped crystallised ginger. Simmer for around 5 minutes to soften. Place into a buttered oven to table dish

Cream the butter and sugar together, beat in the egg then fold in the spices and flour. Finally dissolve the bicarbonate of soda in the warm milk and incorporate thoroughly into the mixture.

Spread evenly over the plums.

Bake for around 35 minutes ~ pudding should be golden brown and test with skewer.

Serve hot or warm.


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