Figgy pudding has NO figs in it, and it is not a 'pudding' as we know them in the U.S. (made with milk). In Great Britain, a 'pudding' is ANY dessert. The 'figs' aren't the real fruit we know as 'figs' but currants (similar to raisins, but smaller) ... and this dessert is actually a type of 'cake' made with lots of fruit in a floury base that is baked, then tied up in a 'gauze wrap' and tied, doused in brandy, boiled for an hour, doused in more brandy, and to be served 'properly' it's set in the middle of a metal plate and is 'lit' (like a candle, but there's no wick) so it's on fire when it's carried in.
Figgy pudding in England became 'fruitcake' in the U.S. ... we don't wrap it and boil it, but we do douse it in brandy, although it's not set on fire ... Figgy pudding is also called 'plum pudding' ... but there are no plums in it, either! It's 'fruit cake with an attitude, on fire!'