Chômeur's Pudding


A classic French Canadian dessert. Along with rice pudding and gelatin, this is one of the most commonly offered desserts in diners. Contrary to the usual recipe, this one uses milk for a more cake-like texture.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
1 9x13-inch dish


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup margarine, divided

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 cup milk

  • 2 cups water

  • 2 cups brown sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  2. Sift flour and baking powder into a small bowl.

  3. Beat sugar, 1/4 cup margarine, and egg in a large bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Add flour mixture in two batches, alternating with milk, stirring batter briefly after each addition just to combine. Pour into the prepared dish.

  4. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Stir in brown sugar, remaining 1/4 cup margarine, and vanilla. Return to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Pour sauce over batter.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the center is set, about 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

344 Calories
9g Fat
66g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 344
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 154mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 86mg 7%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 106mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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