What is Christmas pudding? This is a food that is typically eaten during the holiday in Britain and in Ireland. It isnt as much a pudding as a custard. It is made up of dried fruit and suet. The suet helps to hold it together. This sounds like the United States version of a fruit cake. This pudding is served right with the meal. If this sounds like you would like to try it, you can find recipes on the Internet. There are actually a lot of recipes for this pudding. If your family usually makes it, look for the recipe. It would have to be around somewhere. Some families teach their recipe to each generation.