Mom's Carrot Pudding

"Posted as a request. I havent made it but have enjoyed it every year at Christmas. Its not Christmas without my mom's carrot pudding. She reheats it in the jars in the microwave with a piece of plastic wrap over the top, stirring occasionally till hot. Serves it with a hard sauce and whipping cream. Prep time is approx, Cooking time is processing time in the canner."
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Ready In:
2hrs 30mins
2 Quarts




  • Combine raisins, currants, fruit and almonds.
  • Sift together flour, soda, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg over fruit. Stir to coat fruit.
  • Cream shortening until smooth, add sugar and beat until light. Add egg and beat until fluffy. Add carrot and 1/2 the potato, blend. Gradually add flour fruit mixture and blend. Add remaining potato. Stir just to blend.
  • Mom usually times this by 4 and can in quarts. Only fill quarts 3/4 full. Place lids on it and place in canner. Bring to a boil and continue to boil for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  • To reheat, unseal jar and place in microwave covered with plastic wrap till hot, stir occasionally.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Sewperfect4
    Does the canner water have to cover the jars or just half way up when possessing?
  2. renatasdesk
    Hi there. Just wondering if the carrot pudding is shelf stable... and for how long. I’m just new to canning and didn’t think you could use flour in any canning. Thank you in advance. Renata.


  1. Bergy
    I want to thank you KeenKoon for coming to my rescue and posting this recipe. I followed the instructions exactly - they were well written and easy to follow. I have never made a carrott pudding before and made these as a gift - I can't award stars until I hear how they were enjoyed. Will post additional review & stars after Christmas


<p>I love to bake, I love to cook and I have a nasty cookbook/recipe fetish (looking at my mom's and grandma's collections Its genetic I think!!). I also collect Pillsbury Dough Boy things. I am very anal and competetive when it comes to my food...I like to entertain but find I over do it.<br /><br />I am married to my best friend, we have two kids and have been married?10 1/2 years. We are not fussy eaters except the hubby hates beets. I can live with that one thing. <br /><br />I grew up on a mixed ranch just east of the Sask/AB border south of Lloydminster. I grew up around horses and cattle. I love going home back to the animals and the farm. I spent a lot of my childhood with my grandma. She was a wonderful baker who went through the depression, I learned so much from her from her experiences. I love making her "heritage" recipes, brings my childhood back for my children and my brothers who enjoyed the treats. Her Blueberry muffin recipe is one of my absolute favorite. When I was still at home I was put in charge of meals at harvest time from the time I was old enough to use the stove. I loved coming home from school to make a big meal to haul out the field. All my friends when home to sit in front of the tv and I stood at the stove. <br /><br />I grew up in the local 4-H club, spent 10 years as a member. I am still a huge supporter of our club and very proud of its history. My mom and I organized a 50th Anniversay cookbook in 1997. It is probably my most used paper cookbook...zaar being my most used online of course. <br /><br />I love to can. I started with Aunt Lori's salsa a few years ago. I have expanded to jams, jellies, pickles,..whatever catches my eye at the time. I am a berry picker and love that fresh fruit to make the homemade jams and jellies. Being raised in Sask we have the opportunity to pick a variety of wild berries...Saskatoons, pincherries, chokecherries, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, thorn apples, gooseberries,currents...we have picked them all. <br /><br />I will rarely post anything less than a 4 star review and most of the time just won't post a review until I have tried the recipe a second time. It could be my error. I don't count the dayhome kids opinion in my ratings because they like something one day and hate it the next <br /><br /><img src="" alt="" /></p>
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