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Carrot pudding
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Grandma’s Carrot Pudding

A classic carrot pudding with a creamy dipping sauce, just like grandma used to make. This old fashioned carrot pudding recipe is one of those recipes that has been passed from generation to generation, and will always be part of our holiday traditions.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: carrot pudding, pudding
Servings: 12
Calories: 399kcal
Author: Rachael



  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 cup grated potatoes Russet
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts of choice
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 TBS cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 quart water
  • 2 tsp vanilla



  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar together.
  • I just use my KitchenAid Stand Mixer and let it do the work for me.
  • Add carrots, potatoes, raisans, and chopped nuts into the bowl, stirring by hand.
  • In a separate bowl sift flour, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and salt together, then stir into the bowl with the other ingredients.
  • Grease either 2 quart jars or 3 pint jars, and fill with pudding.
  • Steam in a large steam pot for 3 hours if using the quart jars, or 1 and 1/2 hours if using pints.
  • You can also use a Baked Pudding Moldif you don't want to steam the jars.


  • Combine all ingredients in a heavy bottom pot, and heat over medium-high heat, stirring continually until smooth, and warm.


Calories: 399kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 2020IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.8mg