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Southern Woodford Pudding

Woodford Pudding is an old Southern recipe that is cheap and delicious and full of flavor.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: dessert
Cuisine: american
Keyword: bread, pudding
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 491kcal
Author: jodiemo
Cost: 5.00


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of preserves I used some homemade fig preserves I had but any preserves will do
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda dissolved in 1/8 cup of buttermilk or milk with splash of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Woodford Sauce

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large bowl cream together butter and sugar until mixed well.
  • Beat in eggs, milk and preserves until well incorporated.
  • Mix in flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla well.
  • Pour into a well greased square baking dish. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until edges are brown and middle of cake is set.
  • For the sauce: Combine all of the sauce ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar and butter are dissolved. Continue to cook until sauce is bubbly and has thickened.
  • When you pull the cake out of the oven, cut it into chunks with a spoon then pour sauce over the entire cake.
  • Let it set for about 5 minutes before serving warm and possible with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Mmmm...enjoy!


Calories: 491kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 223mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 619IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 2mg