Extremely Simple & Really Delicious Kabocha Pudding

Extremely Simple & Really Delicious Kabocha Pudding

This is simple and takes no time at all. The simplicity of this recipe makes it an elegant and flavorful Kabocha squash pudding .

Ingredients: one 18 cm diameter round pudding mold; serves 4-8 people

Pudding mixture
[A] Kabocha Squash
200 g (about 300 g with skins attached)
A) Milk
200 ml
A) Sugar
50 g
A) Eggs (Whole egg)
B) Egg Yolk
B) Heavy Cream
100 ml
1 tablespoon


1. Make the caramel first. Place the sugar and water into a small white container, and caramelize in the microwave while keeping an eye on it. Keep close watch over it after the 2.5 minute mark.
2. Pour the finished caramel into a pudding mold while it is still hot (18 cm round mold), and the prep work is done. There is no need to spread it out equally.
3. Remove the flesh from the kabocha, slice off its thick skin, cut into 2 cm cubes, wrap in plastic wrap, and microwave until soft (about 5 minutes).
4. Add the kabocha from Step 3, along with the milk, sugar, and [A] into a food processor, and blend until smooth (2-3 minutes). The sugar will dissolve easily from the heat of the kabocha.
5. Once it has become a smooth cream, add cream, eggs, [B], and pulse in 10 second intervals 3 times. Now the pudding mixture is done.
6. Pour the mixture directly from the food processor, using a strainer, into the pan with the caramel from Step 2. This reduces washing.
7. Preheat an oven to 340°F/170°C, and bake submerged in a pan of hot water for 40-50 minutes. It is done once you poke it with a toothpick and it comes out clean.
8. Let it cool, chill in the fridge, flip it onto a large dish, and it is done. There will be a lot of caramel left on the bottom, so spoon over as much of the pudding as you can.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is a home-adapted version of a pudding recipe I had seen somewhere. It's a simple recipe that doesn't use a flame torch, and produces just a few dirty dishes. Making the caramel in the small dish is really fun. Making a large one of these as opposed to a bunch of small cups is definitely much easier. It looks extravagant, too.