Nana’s Holiday Raisin Pudding

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Nana’s Holiday Raisin Pudding

This is my dad’s mother’s recipe. She always made it around Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is a real comfort food for me. After Nana died at the age of 100, I couldn’t find her recipe and no one else in the family had saved it. I recently discovered it while cleaning out a kitchen cupboard. I hope you like it as much as I do.

Yield: 6 - 8 servings

Raisin Pudding


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or sliced almonds (optional)


In a small bowl, sift together first five ingredients. In a separate larger bowl, combine sugar and butter; mix well.

Add flour mixture to sugar and butter mixture, alternating with milk. The add vanilla, raisins and walnuts or almonds.

Pour into large greased loaf pan.

Additional Notes:

Place loaf pan on cookie sheet so it doesn’t boil over in oven.

Serve with whipped cream if desired.



  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 tablespoon butter


Combine all three ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. Pour over pudding mixture and bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes.

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