Mystery Pudding!

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by oilpatchjo

Another top 10 ten recipe from my MIL a great recipe used for over 50 years in a farming community and according to my DH people would come to visit just because of this Mystery Pudding so yummy, so yummy, indescribable! Serve with ice cream or whipping cream or on it's own hot or cold or straight out of the oven with vanilla ice-cream my DH's favourite!

Top Review by ColoradoJed

Mystery Pudding is a great recipe, I discovered it here with the addition of the pecans after my best friend told me about his mother submitting it to Pilsbury ina contest over 50 years ago when she was the cook at the Rixy school when he was still in grade school. He is 66 now and was pretty sure of the ingredients. When I found this one it brought tears to his eyes to see that the recipe his mother made for school kids and won a prize for from Pilsbury is still out there and being used with the addition of pecans which they could never afford back in those days.<br/>He agrees that the pecans made a wonderful addition to the over all flavor. Our thanks to oilpatchjo for posting it and making an old fellow very happy.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 12 teaspoons baking soda
  • 34 cup sugar
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 34 cup brown sugar (save 1/4 cup for topping)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 12 cups fruit (fruit cocktail)
  • 14 cup fruit (fruit cocktail juice)
  • 12 cup nuts (chopped pecans)


  1. Mix 1 cup of flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons of Baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  2. Second bowl 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 egg, 1/4 cup syrup of fruit cocktail, combine the two and add 1 1/2 cups of fruit cocktail and the 1/2 cup of chopped nuts.
  3. Combine all ingredients and spread batter into 8x10 pan sprinkle top with 1/4 cup brown sugar.
  4. Bake in oven @ 350 F for 50 minutes.

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