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Pumpkin Pudding

melts in the mouth
Story by Robin Richards, sharing his love for Pumpkin Pudding


Pumpkin Pudding is filled with nostalgia for me.  Going to see ‘old’ family relatives with my Grandpa, or any older person really, they would always have some Pumpkin Pudding to go with a cup of tea.  As a kid I wasn’t a huge fan of Pumpkin (I’ve grown into the taste) so didn’t fully appreciate its soft sweet taste until later in life.  Now whenever I’m lucky enough to enjoy a piece, it transports be back to those kitchen tables.

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How to make Pumpkin Pudding

St Helena Pumpkin Pudding

Pumpkin Pudding is a old favourite on St Helena. Best enjoyed over a chat, with a cup of tea Learn how to make it with this easy to follow recipe.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Saint, Saint Helena, Saint Helena Island, St Helena, St Helena Island
Author The Saint Cooks
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • Oven Proof Dish


  • 900 g Cooked pumpkin (or Butternut Squash)
  • 225 g Plain Flour
  • 170 g Granulated Sugar
  • 57 g Butter
  • 150-200 g Mixed Fruit
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • Ground Nutmeg
  • Mixed Spice


  • Peel, deseed, dice, boil and drain the Pumpkin.
  • Mash the Pumpkin.  Drain any access water. Add in the sugar and butter into the mashed Pumpkin while still hot.  
  • Mix well and allow to cool.
  • Mix in the flour, baking powder, spices, mixed fruit and egg.  Mix in well.
  • Grease an ovenproof dish.
  • Pour the mixture into the dish and spread evenly.
  • Bake in a moderate oven at 350F / 180c / Gas 4 for 15-20 minutes. Until the pudding shrinks from the side of the dish. Baking times can differ depending on how much water is retained in the pumpkin.
  • Once baked, allow to slightly cool and tip out from the pan. Cut into squares. enjoy either hot or cold.  Great with a cup of tea or a glass of milk.  Saints love a nice piece of Pumpkin Pudding on a lazy Sunday afternoon.


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