Rich fruit, lashings of brandy and warming spices – nothing beats a gluten-free Christmas pudding when it comes to a traditional Christmas lunch.
Whether you eat yours hot with clotted cream, or cold as part of a Boxing Day platter, the pressure is always on to find the perfect gluten-free Christmas pudding.
And with so many to choose from, it’s easy to find one that will suit your dietary requirements, and be enjoyed by the whole family. You’ll end up fighting them off.
Here are seven Christmas gluten-free Christmas puddings that are definitely worth a try this festive season.
Cole’s gluten-free Christmas pudding
Free from gluten, nuts, alcohol and dairy, Cole’s gluten-free Christmas pudding is an allergy-friendly option, and comes in two sizes, depending on whether or not you want to share.
Based in Great Chesterford in Essex, the business has been using its expertise to create classic festive puddings since 1939 and their gluten-free pudding is one of the best.
LillyPuds gluten-free Christmas pudding
Light, delicious and packed full of fruit, LillyPuds Christmas puddings are not at all stodgy, and are a great way to end a gluten-free Christmas feast.
LillyPuds’ founder, Alison Lilly, spent years making her own gluten-free Christmas puddings, which have less sugar and flour, no mixed meal, and are sweetened by heaps of fruit.
Tesco Finest cranberry and orange Christmas pudding
Topped with cranberry and orange, this Tesco Finest gluten and wheat-free Christmas pudding has a fruity twist and comes steeped in Courvoisier VS Cognac for an extra treat.
It’s a step above the standard Free From Christmas pudding, and will take your festive dining experience to the next level – it says it serves two, but it’s too good to share.
Pudding Lane gluten-free pudding round
Pudding Lane makes award-winning, ‘boiled in cloth’ gluten-free Christmas puddings, for a traditionally rich and fruity dessert to finish your Christmas meal.
The puddings, packed with vine fruits and fresh free-range eggs, are delightfully festive, and also available on Amazon.
Blackberry Cottage round Christmas pudding
Blackberry Cottage specialises in baking cakes with ‘secret ingredients’ – aka vegetables – and their free from Christmas puddings hold their moisture brilliantly.
They are free from gluten, dairy, eggs, nuts and refined sugar, with the fruits steeped in alcohol and the puddings left to mature before being wrapped in a pretty muslin cloth.
Marks & Spencer The Collection Made Without Wheat Christmas pudding
Described as ‘intensely fruity’, the Marks & Spencer The Collection Made Without Wheat Christmas pudding has been matured for six months and serves four hungry people, so the whole family can tuck in.
This gluten-free Christmas pudding comes in a lavish gold box and really does look the part for a classy, gluten-free Christmas dinner.
Sainsbury’s Deliciously Free From Christmas pudding
Gluten, wheat, milk and nut free, the Sainsbury’s Deliciously Free From Christmas pudding comes in fun and colourful packaging, ready for the big day.
It’s fruity, boozy and spicy – everything you would hope to expect from a gluten-free Christmas pudding, and promises to support sustainable palm oil too, so you can feel good while you eat it.
Sarah Howells blogs about new gluten-free discoveries and recipes at The Gluten Free Blogger. You can check out her gluten-free blog for recipes, product reviews and vlogs.