Old Fashioned Carrot Pudding

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I received this recipe about 40 years ago from a friend who said it had been in her family for generations. It comes out wonderfully moist and flavorful. I have given it as Christmas gifts many times and it's always very well received.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings

Ingredients

  • ½ cup shortening

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1 cup grated carrots

  • 1 cup raisins

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons cornstarch

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 ¼ cups hot water

  • 3 ½ teaspoons butter

  • 3 ½ teaspoons lemon juice

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and 1 cup of sugar until light and fluffy. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves; stir into the creamed mixture until well blended. The mixture will be dry. Stir in the carrots, raisins and chopped walnuts. Pour into a well-greased pudding mold or coffee can. Cover the top with aluminum foil.

  2. Place the pudding mold into a large kettle or Dutch oven filled with 2 inches of water. Cover the pan, and bring to a simmer. Allow the pudding to steam for 4 to 4 1/2 hours over low heat. Remove from the mold. Serve with warm lemon sauce.

  3. To make the lemon sauce, mix together 3/4 cup of sugar, cornstarch and salt in a saucepan. Stir in hot water, butter, lemon juice and vanilla. Cook over medium heat until thickened. Serve warm over the pudding.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

372 Calories
17g Fat
55g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 372
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 269mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 206mg 4%

* 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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