Carrot Pudding Recipes

Homemade Carrot Pudding with Custard SauceEnjoy Steamed Carrot Pudding with Custard Sauce
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Grandma's old fashioned carrot pudding recipes are wholesome and easy to make. The steaming does take a while, but once you taste this comfort food you'll agree it's worth it. These homemade puddings are delicious to eat anytime.

Old Fashioned Carrot Pudding Recipes

Mom's Recipe Scrapbooks (circa 1920s)

Rosalie Carrot Pudding

Rosalie Carrot PuddingCarrot Pudding

Two large, raw, grated carrots, three cupfuls of bread crumbs, six tablespoonfuls of flour, six heaping tablespoonfuls of finely chopped suet, half a cupful of Sultan raisins, one cupful of stoned-and-halved dates, a quarter of a cupful of chopped citron peel, two tablespoonfuls of blanched-and-chopped almonds, one teaspoonful of powdered ginger, three well-beaten eggs, half a teaspoonful of salt, half a cupful of molasses, and one cupful of milk.

Mix all these ingredients together, pour into a buttered mold and cover with a buttered paper, and steam for three hours. Serve with hot milk, rich cream, a sweet dessert sauce, or a homemade custard sauce.

One Egg Carrot Pudding

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 cup grated carrots (raw)
1 cup grated potatoes (raw)
1 cup currants
1 cup raisins
1 egg
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups flour

Steam 3 hours. One cup molasses may be added to above, if preferred.

Carrot Pudding

1 cup of grated carrots, 1 cup of suet, 1 cup of potatoes, 1-1/2 cups of flour, 1 cup of sugar, 1 teaspoon of salt, 2 cups of raisins, 1 teaspoon of baking soda; Combine and steam 4 hours. —Mrs. John Henry

Old Time Carrot Pudding

Individual Carrot PuddingsIndividual Carrot Puddings Served with Hard Sauce
(Source: Unknown Newspaper Clipping, c. 1920s)

Suet Substitute

Freeze an equal amount of shortening until firm, then pulse it in a food processor to create nugget-sized pieces.  Butter can NOT be used.

1 cup grated carrot
1 cup grated potato
1 cup bread crumbs
1 cup raisins
1 cup currants
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup chopped suet
2 tablespoons sour milk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon allspice

Mix ingredients in the order given, turn into a greased mold; cover and steam 3 hours. Or put in individual molds and steam 1-1/4 hours.

Serve with hard or liquid pudding sauce.

How to Steam a Carrot Pudding

Watch the brief Youtube video below for instructions on the easiest way to steam a carrot pudding.

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