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Raisin Pudding

I got my inspiration for this recipe from the Christian Home Cookbook. This pudding would be really good with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream. Sometimes this is called 'Poor Man's Pudding'.
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk or milk
1. Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
2. Cut in butter until well blended.
3. Mix in raisins.
4. Gradually add milk stirring lightly with fork until just blended.
5. Spoon the batter into a greased 1 1/2 quart baking dish. I used my corning ware dish.
The batter will be quite thick.
6. Mix sauce and pour over the batter.

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 3/4 cups boiling water
  1. Whisk together until smooth.
  2. Pour sauce over batter.
  3. Bake in a 375ยบ oven for 30 minutes.
  4. Let cool in baking dish for 15 minutes before serving. This allows the sauce to thicken up a bit.
  5. Best served warm. Great with a scoop of whipped cream or ice cream.


  1. this one is very interesting- do you think one could substitute craisens?

  2. i think my husband would much prefer this one to the chocolate one that i make.
    he loves anything raisin. look deelish.

  3. My mom used to make this all the time, except her version was called 1/2 hour pudding. It's just as good cold too! We used to have it for school lunches the next day - you just couldn't fit enough in the small tupperware containers that we had!

  4. Oh this looks like my kind of dessert. My mom used to make a pudding like this. i will be making this when I have my dad over...Scot is not a raisin man, but my dad is. Kathy

  5. Oh YUM! I just love these self-saucing pudding cakes. Thanks so much for posting, can't wait to make this.

  6. Betty,I'm already craving homemade desserts! I will make this whe I get home.

  7. My mom used to make this, it was one of my favs! Haven't had it in years.

  8. We had a version of this pudding called batter pudding - it was one of our favourite desserts as children. When I make it the batter is quite runny and actually floats on top of the sauce when baked. It is good although I find it a little sweet now - a little ice cream on top mellows the flavour a bit.

  9. This sounds good and is low in sugar! I will try it! Thanks! ♥

  10. Oh Betty I wish I had a serving of this right now!! Looks great...

  11. I made this today for my father, the raison fanatic, and he adored it. Really delishious warm.

  12. Anita..craisins would be great as a substitute.

  13. I just took it out of the oven, and wow, it smells delish!!! One look at the picture and I just knew I had to make it ! Thanks for sharing!!

  14. I added apples and it was a big hit around here!

  15. Just ate this for dinner...with whipped cream! yum! Next time I am going to try all apple and no raisins...delish!

  16. This is good with any kind of fruit. Just vary the hot water depending on how juicy the fruit is

  17. This is good with any fruit, just vary the amount of water according to how juicy the fruit is or precook

  18. Love this in the winter! I usually add a little rum flavoring too!

    1. Rum flavoring sounds wonderful, Donna. I will add that next time I make raisin pudding.


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