Luxury Christmas Pudding With Toffee Grapes And Dark Rum Butter Sauce PICTURE: Pick n Pay
We all have our favourite Christmas recipes. The go-to family classics, the traditional recipes shared from generation to generation. 

The tried and tested recipes that have served us well every year. But sometimes it gets boring and we need to bring in something different to the table. 
So how about you take your Christmas favourites, and add a twist here and there? 

Luxury Christmas Pudding With Toffee Grapes And Dark Rum Butter Sauce

1 (900g) Luxury Christmas Brandy Pudding
Dark rum butter sauce
2/5 cup (100ml) sherry
¼ cup (60ml) dark rum
Grated peel of 1 orange
1 Tbsp (15ml) 100% Orange juice
2 Tbsp (30ml) butter
3 Tbsp (45ml) treacle sugar

Toffee grapes
2 cups (250ml) white sugar
½ cup (125ml) water
½ tsp (2.5ml) cream of tartar
1 bunch grapes, still on the vine

To serve:
1 can (410g) baby pears, drained
Fresh mint
Edible gold glitter for dusting
1 tub (500g) Vanilla Custard
1 tub (250ml) Cream, whipped

For the sauce:
Place all the ingredients into a saucepan and simmer until reduced and thickened.

For the toffee grapes:
Heat the sugar and water in a saucepan over low heat.  
Simmer, stirring continuously, until the sugar has dissolved.  Stop stirring and increase heat until syrup boils.  Stir in the cream of tartar.  
Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes or until a dark golden colour is reached.
Using tongs, (toffee is extremely hot) carefully dip grapes into the toffee and place on a baking tray to cool.
Heat the Luxury Christmas Brandy Pudding according to heating instructions and place onto serving platter.  
Pour syrup over the pudding and serve remaining syrup on the side.
Serve pudding topped with toffee dipped grapes and baby pears dusted with edible glitter and a sprig of mint.
Serve with Vanilla Custard and Cream.

Recipes from Pick and Pay