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Pouding Chômeur - Food Gypsy

Pouding Chômeur – Classic Québécoise

  • Author: Cori Horton
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 mins
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Literally translated ‘Pouding Chômeur’ means ‘Unemployed Man’s Pudding’. Sweet and satisfying, it comes from humble beginnings, when money was tight and bellies were empty. A fresh take on an old classic for a taste of true Canadiana!


  • • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • • 1/2 cup sugar
  • • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • • 1/2 cup milk
  • • 1 egg
  • • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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  • • 2 cups maple syrup
  • • 2 cups heavy cream
  • • non-stick spray


  1. Preheat oven to 350F (175C). Coat an eight cup baking dish with non-stick spray.
  2. Add dry ingredients into a large bowl and whisk to combine. Add butter, milk, the egg and vanilla and fold with a spatula until mixed well. Potion into six servings with a spoon or ice-cream scoop and drop side-by-side into prepared pan.
  3. Meanwhile, in a heavy saucepan, add cream and maple syrup and mix lightly with a whisk. Continue to stir as needed over medium-high heat until boiling. Then boil hard for two minutes and pour immediately over pudding batter. DO NOT MIX.
  4. Bake at 350F for 50 – 60 minutes. Remove from oven, cool and serve, warm.


Gypsy Note: Never turn your back on boiling cream or, in this case, boling cream and maple syrup. Because the MINUTE you do… it will boil over for SURE.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Category: Cake
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Québécoise

Keywords: Pouding Chômeur, Pudding Chomeur