What is Figgy Pudding?

What is Figgy Pudding?
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What is Figgy Pudding?

Want to learn some enticing holiday recipes? Continue clicking though our slideshow.

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Cocoa Pretzel Pudding Mugs

A festive, delicious way to enjoy two classic favorites: pudding and pretzels!

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Raspberry Holiday JIGGLERS

Looking for the ultimate JELL-O treat? Test out this holiday recipe! Surely, a dessert the whole family will love.

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Festive Fruity Recipes

Colorful and classic cookies! Whether leaving on the table for Santa or devouring with the family, these will hit the spot. Grab a glass of milk and enjoy!

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Chocolate-Berry Bread Pudding

A mouth-watering, sweet and delectable berry treat. Not only is it jam-packed full of flavor, but it's aesthetics take our breath away!

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Chocolate Elf Bites

Kid-friendly desserts with a touch of green! These make the perfect bite-sized treats for a party or to enjoy around the house.

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Pumpkin Cake with Dried Cranberries

Enjoy this delicious and seasonal dessert recipe. Toast and add a little butter or cream cheese for the ultimate savory delight.

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Chewy Chocolate-Cherry Cookies

Looking for a new spin on the classic chocolate chip cookie? Try these chocolate-cherry cookies! The berries pack extra flavor into every bite!

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Brown Sugar Spice Cake

Spice cakes are the best touch to the holiday season. Give this version a try and delight the folks at your holiday party or office potluck.

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Like the lyrics of that classic Christmas carol: "Now! Bring us some figgy pudding and bring some out here!"

For something that the vast majority of Christmas carolers know nothing about, we sure do get demanding about figgy pudding. Sheesh. Have you ever thought about how weird it is to demand some kind of gross-sounding pudding at least nine times in one song ... in which you're supposedly wishing someone a merry Christmas? What exactly is this fabled figgy pudding?

In short, figgy pudding is pretty much exactly what it sounds like -- a pudding/cake type thing with figs in it. The reason that it's in such high demand, however, has to do with some of its (inedible) ingredients.

Coins, rings and other trinkets were often hidden in the bowls of Christmas pudding and each supposedly predicted their recipient's fortune for the coming year. For example, if you found a coin, you would become wealthy. If you found a ring, you'd get married ... and so on. Think of it like an Old English fortune cookie.

On the hunt for some great holiday recipes? Check out the slideshow above!

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