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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.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Saint, Saint Helena, Saint Helena Island, St Helena, St Helena Island
Author: The Saint Cooks


  • 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.