Pumpkin Pudding with Nutmeg and Walnuts

When my mother cooks pumpkin, pieces come out the same shape as when they went in and they are always cooked to perfection. When I do it they look a mess. So I decided to make some changes to the recipe to suit my capabilities.

Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 1/2 pumpkin (approx. 1kg), peeled and cut up
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 teaspoons gelatine dissolved in 1/4 cup boiling water
  • ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup crushed walnuts


  1. Place pumpkin, honey and water into a saucepan with a lid, cover and slowly bring to boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer gently until pumpkin becomes very soft and almost all the liquid is absorbed.
  3. Leave it aside to cool.
  4. Beat the pumpkin with an electric mixer until smooth. Mix in gelatine, which has been dissolved in water.
  5. Spoon mixture into glass tumblers and chill in refrigerator overnight.
  6. Sprinkle the pudding with ground nutmeg and crushed walnuts before serving.