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The No Bake Christmas Dessert We Love!

Wednesday, December 2015

It’s that silly time of the year already, when it is so easy to overindulge!A good serve of pudding is made more delicious because of its comforting nostalgia – if your family is anything like ours, it’s just not the festive season without it!

We love this recipe with its punch of fruit - it is full of flavour, but oh so simple.Ditch the supermarket versions and give this one a go, it hasn’t got the mountain of processed sugar in it plus it’s gluten free, egg free and dairy free!

No Bake Christmas Pudding


  • ½ cup/60g chopped dried figs
  • 1 tbsp/14g sultanas
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • ¾ cup/100g chopped dried apricots
  • 2 cups/250g chopped pitted dates
  • 1 orange, zested
  • 1 1/3 cup/120g almond meal
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp powdered ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ cup/60ml fresh orange juice
  • 2 tbsp/28g Natvia
  • 2 tbsp/28g coconut oil melted


  1. Combine all ingredients, except the orange juice, Natvia and coconut oil, in a food processor and blend until it forms a crumb-like consistency.
  2. Remove mixture from the processor and place into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Stir Natvia into orange juice, and together with the coconut oil, add to the mixture and knead until it comes into a ball. 
  4. Pack the mixture into a cling filmed pudding mold or a small deep bowl and refrigerate overnight or until solid.
  5. Serve with fresh berries and a simple glaze of Natvia Icing Mix, almond milk and vanilla extract.

Recipe sourced from the clever kids at Natvia and contributor ‘Lactard Heaven’

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The No Bake Christmas Dessert We Love!