Grandma's Suet Pudding


I have never made this suet pudding recipe but recently inherited my grandmother's recipe collection. She cooked desserts for a restaurant in the 1930s and later cooked desserts from her home by special request.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 10 mins


  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1 cup chopped suet

  • 1 cup molasses

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup raisins

  • 1 egg white, beaten

  • 9 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

  • vanilla extract to taste


  1. Place milk in a small bowl; stir in lemon juice. Set mixture aside to sour.

  2. Combine suet, molasses, soured milk, baking soda, flour, and raisins in a large bowl. Place batter in a pudding mold or large double boiler and steam, uncovered, for 2 hours.

  3. Combine egg white, confectioner's sugar, and vanilla in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until thickened. Serve over warm pudding.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

289 Calories
13g Fat
41g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 289
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 105mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 69mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 403mg 9%

* 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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