Desserts

8 Favorite Cozy Winter Pudding Recipes

While pudding can be made in a variety of flavors and textures, these recipes stand out as our favorites during a long New England winter.

By Cathryn McCann

Jan 03 2018

Indian Pudding Recipes
Photo Credit : Aimee Tucker
Puddings have long been a go-to form of sweet and savory indulgence. It’s been centuries since the invention of the pudding cloth, and decades since suet mixtures were popular, but through the years pudding has remained a dish beloved around the world — from classic chocolate pudding in a little plastic container with a peel-off top to the English breakfast staple of black pudding (and seemingly everything in between). But during a long and chilly New England winter, the real pudding star is the sweet, warm, and fragrant kind. There’s nothing quite like scooping yourself a bowl of delicious pudding to feel cozy. Here are some of our favorite pudding recipes for the cold season.

8 Favorite Cozy Winter Pudding Recipes

Favorite Pudding Recipes
Pudding Recipes | Plimoth Plantation’s Slow Cooker Indian Pudding
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Plimoth Plantation’s Slow Cooker Indian Pudding

This easy recipe for slow cooker Indian pudding from Plimoth Plantation in Massachusetts makes preparing and enjoying this classic New England dessert a snap.

Favorite Pudding Recipes
Pudding Recipes | Maple Grape-Nuts Pudding
Photo Credit : Heath Robbins

Maple Grape-Nuts Pudding

While one popular “puffed” Grape-Nuts pudding recipe gets a lift from beaten egg whites, we love this maple version, which yields a dense layer of sweet and nutty “cake” topped with smooth and creamy custard.

Chocolate Pudding

No list of favorite pudding recipes would be complete without classic chocolate pudding. This rich dessert can be topped with whipped cream to satisfy any palate.
Favorite Pudding Recipes
Pudding Recipes | French Toast Bread Pudding
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French Toast Bread Pudding with Rum-Spiked Maple-Toffee Sauce

Maple adds a wonderful extra dimension to this delicious French toast bread pudding, made even more addictive by the toffee sauce.

Vanilla Pudding

Vanilla pudding is another classic that can be sweetened or spiced and topped with berries or chocolate to suit your taste.
Favorite Pudding Recipes
Pudding Recipes | Berry Bread Pudding
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Berry Bread Pudding

The taste of sweet berry preserves plus the soft texture of bread and sprinkling of sugar is the perfect combination in this alternative to a fruit crisp or crumble.

Cozy Apple-Maple Pudding

When you pour hot cider and maple syrup on top of the cake batter, it sinks to the bottom of the dish and forms a delectable sauce. Serve this apple-maple pudding with vanilla ice cream.

Favorite Pudding Recipes
Pudding Recipes | Slow Cooker Granola Bread Pudding
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Slow Cooker Cinnamon-Raisin Granola Bread Pudding

Think of this slow cooker bread pudding as winter’s version of a fun and tasty granola, with all the flavors of cinnamon, raisin, and oats. Do you have favorite pudding recipes? Tell us in the comments!

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