Dickens Christmas Recipes from Nephew Fred Duchess Potatoes Baked Apples stuffed with dried fruit and pecans – Something sweet-but-wholesome for your holiday table. New England Sausage, Apple and Dried Cranberry Stuffing – a hearty stuffing; everyone will want seconds. Glazed Carrots with Walnuts – a delightful holiday side dish. Plum Pudding with Hard Sauce – a truly Dickensian dessert. Mincemeat Pie – Rumor has is this was Scrooge’s favorite dessert.
Sugar plums should dance in your head: they are simple to make and good for you. A traditional Victorian sweet, there were no plums in the original dish but over time it evolved to include dried currants or raisins which were referred to as ”plums”. Real plums, steeped in cane syrup began to emerge in the 17th century. This recipe is quick and easy to make and is quite healthy for you.