No Cream Needed in this Rich Kabocha Squash Pudding

No Cream Needed in this Rich Kabocha Squash Pudding

Even though it only contains milk and no cream, this kabocha squash pudding tastes like sweet potato pudding. Mixed with the caramel sauce, it's divine.

Ingredients: 6 pudding molds worth

Kabocha squash
1/2 (200 g without the skin, seeds and fibrous parts)
40 g
200 ml
●Vanilla essence
to taste
Caramel Sauce
75 g
4 tablespoons
Boiling water
4 tablespoons


1. Make the caramel sauce: Put sugar and water in a small pan and cook over high heat. When it changes color, lower the heat and keep simmering until it turns into a caramel color. Add boiling water (it will spit so be careful) to thin out. Pour into the pudding cups or cocottes.
2. Peel the kabocha squash and cut into small pieces. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 5 minutes or until tender.
3. Preheat the oven to 340F/170 C. Boil water for the baking pan.
4. Put the cooked kabocha squash and ● ingredients into a blender and puree.
5. Strain the mixture through a sieve into a large bowl. Pour the mixture into the pudding molds or cocottes.
6. Put the molds on an oven baking pan. Add enough boiling water to come halfway up the sides of the molds. Bake in a 340F/170C oven for 30 minutes. Let cool, then chill in the refrigerator to finish.
7. Unmold the puddings by running a knife around the insides edge. They will come out easily, and look like this.
8. Basic ingredients: 100 g of kabocha squash (without the skin or insides), 20 g sugar; 1 egg, and 100ml milk.
9. Ovens these days seem to come with shallow baking sheets. Our new oven has that type of sheet.
10. You can steam-bake puddings on those, so I was inspired to try this. Use a square baking pan and a tray you use for tempura. Perfect.

Story Behind this Recipe

This recipe won a contest! I'm so happy!!