Baked Raisin Pudding

Raisins in scoop

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 16 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
131 Calories
3g Fat
26g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving
Calories 131
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 162mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 1g
Calcium 79mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This old-fashioned baked raisin pudding recipe is an American classic that goes many decades back. It's a chewy and delicious treat that is filled with raisins and the perfect amount of sweetness. The pudding needs 30 minutes in the oven and can be ready from start to finish in just 45. A thick coat of a buttery brown sugar syrup sits at the bottom of the pudding pan, with an easy batter including flour, milk, raisins, and vanilla poured on top. Allow the pudding to cool off slightly before slicing and use it as a coffee-time treat, snack, or easy dessert. Serve as is, or drizzle with cream, top with whipped cream, or add a scoop of ice cream—perhaps rum-raisin to enhance the delicious raisin flavor.

Humble raisins are a great ingredient to have at hand at all times. Great as a to-go, fiber-packed snack, raisins truly can do it all. They add sweetness to your desserts without much need to use additional sugar, as they are naturally sweet. Perfect to add to trail mix in lieu of sugar-heavy chocolate chips, raisins add texture to cookies and cakes and are perfect to add to your morning oatmeal. Used for decades in traditional medicine as a remedy for digestive ailments, raisins have great amounts of potassium and antioxidants. A cup of raisins, like the one you'd be using for this recipe, has 488 calories, just 4 grams of protein, but 11 grams of fiber and 1360 milligrams of potassium—or close to 29 percent of the daily recommended intake of the mineral.

This delicious raisin pudding makes a great addition to your brunch menu and is a pretty piece in a holiday dessert table. For a more decadent version, make a silky creme Anglaise to drizzle on top while the pudding is still warm, adding a few slivers of almonds for a delicious extra crunch.

Ingredients

  • For the Syrup:
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • For the Batter:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Combine the brown sugar, water, and butter in a saucepan. Boil for 5 minutes.

  3. Pour the sugar and butter syrup into a buttered 2-quart casserole dish.

  4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, raisins, milk, and vanilla; blend thoroughly and gently until there are no lumps. But don't overmix.

  5. Pour the batter over the hot mixture in the casserole dish.

  6. Bake the raisin pudding for 25 to 30 minutes at 350 F. Allow the pudding to cool off slightly before slicing.

  7. Enjoy!

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  1. Raisins, Seeded. FoodData Central. United States Department of Agriculture.