Suet Pudding


I remember my grandmother making this for Christmas, my mother used to make it and now I'm preparing it for our Christmas celebration.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
6 to 8 servings


  • 1 cup chopped suet

  • 1 cup raisins

  • 1 cup dark corn syrup

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 2 cups milk

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a large bowl combine suet, raisins, corn syrup, water, baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, flour and baking powder; mix well.

  2. Heat batter in a steamer over 1 inch of hot, but not boiling, water. Steam until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

  3. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine milk, 1 teaspoon salt, butter, sugar and cornstarch. Stir constantly until mixture thickens; stir in vanilla extract.

  4. Serve pudding and sauce warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

798 Calories
31g Fat
125g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 7
Calories 798
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 39%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 1015mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 125g 46%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 45g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 139mg 11%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 267mg 6%

* 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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