It’s become tradition for my family and I to not only make my Grandma Marion’s Christmas pudding recipe but to document it in photos every year. This year we had my talented friend Tasha from Fresh! Images By Tasha come in and photograph us making it.

A few of you might recognize the main photo from an article that ran in Metro News a few weeks ago featuring my recipe along with other fellow Edmontonians, so a huge thanks for Tasha for shooting the main picture and a big congrats for getting her work published!

So Merry Christmas everyone and enjoy the pics, the recipe will be at the end!









Grandma Marion's Traditional Christmas Pudding
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 hrs
Our traditional Christmas pudding, served with warm brown sugar sauce and vanilla ice cream. Not to be missed!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: Christmas Pudding
Servings: 8
Calories: 571 kcal
Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • 2 cup of coarsely grated carrots
  • 1 cup of grated raw potato
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 2 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup of seedless raisins
  • 1 cup of sultana raisins
  • 2 rounds of candied pineapple
  • 1 cup candied cherries in
  • You will also need a small glass bowl to put the pudding to steam and a trivet and a lidded pot to accomplish said steaming!
  1. Cream the butter and sugar together.
  2. Add in the carrots and half of the potatoes.
  3. Mix in the flour, salt and spices.
  4. Add in your fruit and raisins.
  5. Dissolve the baking soda into the last half of the potatoes, and then add to the mixture last.
  6. Cover, and steam in a small glass bowl for 4-5 hours. I use my smallest in my set of nesting Pyrex bowls, it is exactly the right size. I then place it in a large pot on a trivet to keep the bottom of the bowl off of the water, add an inch of water or so, put the lid on and steam away.
  7. You do have to refill the water since it takes a few hours.
  8. Freeze and serve for Christmas dinner, vanilla ice cream and a brown sugar sauce are amazing on it!
Nutrition Facts
Grandma Marion's Traditional Christmas Pudding
Amount Per Serving
Calories 571 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 369mg 15%
Potassium 778mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 117g 39%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 58g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 116.6%
Vitamin C 139.6%
Calcium 6.7%
Iron 18.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Hey guys, I'm Karlynn! Welcome to The Kitchen Magpie, my website full of family friendly recipes, cocktails & homesteading tales of chickens & cows from the family farm! Make sure to check out my bestselling cookbook, Flapper Pie & a Blue Prairie Sky ,stay tuned for info on my second cookbook!

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