Amber Pudding

Preparation info
  • Serves


    (fills a 1¼ litre 2 pt 1⅓ quart pudding basin)
    • Difficulty


Appears in
How to Cook The Victorian Way with Mrs Crocombe

By Annie Gray and Andrew Hann

Published 2020

  • About

Amber pudding is so-called for its colour. The standard Victorian recipe was for an orange curd, made with butter, eggs, sugar and oranges, which was then baked in pastry. The result would be a translucent orange colour and absolutely delicious. Recipes for that type of pudding go back at least as far as the 17th century, and probably beyond. This version is equally delicious but more typical of the type of recipe favoured by mid-to-late Victorians. It is cheap to make, with easily obtainab