Pumpkin Pudding Recipe

Pumpkin Pudding Recipe

I love pumpkin! I am also a huge Harry Potter fan. When I think about the food that the witches and wizards at Hogwarts eat, pumpkin quickly comes to mind. When holiday meal planning time comes around throughout the year, I enjoy pulling out my richest recipes. Thus, during the holiday season, one of my favorite decadent gourmet recipes is my Harry Potter-esque recipe for pumpkin pudding.


  • 1 cup of pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup of self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup of softened butter
  • 1/2 of apricot jam
  • 1/2 cup of raisins
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon of mixed spice


  1. Grease the inside of a two-pint glass baking dish with butter. Set the greased dish aside.
  2. Blend the softened butter and apricot jam together in a bowl with a silicon or rubber spatula.
  3. Beat the egg in a separate bowl until the yolk and white are combined.
  4. Blend the beaten egg into the butter and jam mixture.
  5. Mix together the pumpkin puree, mixed spice, self-rising flour, and baking powder in a separate bowl.
  6. Blend the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  7. Fold in the raisins.
  8. Pour the holiday pumpkin pudding batter into the greased glass baking dish.
  9. Cover the entire glass baking dish (top and bottom) in aluminum foil and tie closed with a piece of cooking string.
  10. Place a trivet on the bottom of a large sauce pan that is both wider and taller than the baking dish.
  11. Place the pan on the stove.
  12. Place the foil covered baking dish in the pan on the trivet.
  13. Pour hot water in the pan half way up the baking dish.
  14. Bring the water to a boil and allow to simmer for three hours while adding additional water to the pan as necessary.
  15. Remove the baking dish from the pan immediately.
  16. Serve the pumpkin pudding hot.
  17. Refrigerate any uneaten pumpkin pudding.

Pumpkin pudding is one of those delicious gourmet cooking recipes that decadent, delicious, and absolutely unhealthy. However, during the holiday meal planning season, eating rich foods with little nutritional value is acceptable. After all, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years are a time to indulge. So, to all the other pumpkin lovers looking for a little treat this holiday season, I highly recommend my holiday pumpkin pudding recipe. The three hours to cook and the entire stick of butter are well worth the wait (and weight)!

Ingredients for Pumpkin Pudding Melted Butter in Small Bowl

Adding the Apricot Jam to the Melted Butter Adding the Pumpkin Puree

Adding the Egg Adding the Baking Powder

Adding the Flour Adding the Raisins

Uncooked Pumpkin Pudding Cooking the Pumpkin Pudding

Cooked Pumpkin Pudding Finished Pumpkin Pudding

Image Credits

Pumpkin Pudding Recipe © 2013 Heather Johnson
Ingredients for Pumpkin Pudding © 2013 Heather Johnson
Melted Butter in Small Bowl © 2013 Heather Johnson
Adding the Apricot Jam to the Melted Butter © 2013 Heather Johnson
Adding the Pumpkin Puree © 2013 Heather Johnson
Adding the Egg © 2013 Heather Johnson
Adding the Baking Powder © 2013 Heather Johnson
Adding the Flour © 2013 Heather Johnson
Adding the Raisins © 2013 Heather Johnson
Uncooked Pumpkin Pudding © 2013 Heather Johnson
Cooking the Pumpkin Pudding © 2013 Heather Johnson
Cooked Pumpkin Pudding © 2013 Heather Johnson
Finished Pumpkin Pudding © 2013 Heather Johnson

Written by Heather

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, homemaker, homeschooler, and mother.

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