Matthew Walker is launching a new fruit pudding with a grown-up twist for the festive season.

The new Golden Mulled Plum and Port Christmas Pudding has been created off the back of the current trend of mixing alcohol into the cooking process.

The pud is created with juicy sultanas, Californian raisins, Greek currants, Thatcher’s Cider and a hidden plum and ruby port sauce.

Presented in a hat box, the eight-person pudding can be microwaved in just over five minutesn, or cooked in a steamer for two hours.

Sarah Gibbon, senior category manager at Matthew Walker said: “Over the past few years we have seen a real shift in the tastes consumers want from their beloved Christmas Puddings – people are now leaning more towards the rich, deep flavours you get when you infuse puddings with different types of alcohol.”

The 800g pudding (rrp £8.99) is available exclusively from Costco.