Coming a close second to sprouts as the most contentious festive foodstuff served up for Christmas dinner is… Christmas pudding.
Rich, stodgy and highly boozy, the traditional pud divides us. Last year Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose reported a dip in sales of family-sized puddings, and instead a rise of one-portion puds, suggesting families are plumping for alternative post-turkey sweet treats.
If you still fancy serving up Christmas pudding, but fancy a more modern take, here are some alternative suggestions from Pinterest.
Christmas pudding Rice Krispie cakes
Add some snap, crackle and pop to your Christmas feast with these mini Rice Krispie cakes
Chocolate vegan Christmas pudding
Orange, fig and almond Christmas pudding
Make the most the season’s zingy Clementines and citrus fruit with this sticky pudding.
Date and ginger Christmas pudding
Leftover Christmas pudding sundae
Use up leftover mulled wine, pud, cranberry sauce and chocolate in this savvy sundae.
Tunnock’s Teacake Christmas puddings
If there’s no one at home who enjoys traditional dessert, with a bit of clever decoration, these elevensies stalwarts cleverly double up as Christmas puds.
Iced Christmas pudding
This spicy cake is refreshing cold after a day’s feasting on hot food.
Healthy Christmas pudding
Blitz and bake sticky toffee Christmas pudding
Sweeten the blow if your guests don’t like pud with this syrupy alternative.
How do you like your Christmas pud? Tell us in the comments box below