Cornmeal Pudding: Jamaican Style

published by Juliet Christie Murray on Feb 27, 2009

To be able to make this Jamaican cornmeal pudding the way how Miss Vira made it is the wish of every Jamaican woman.

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  • 3 cups cornmeal
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 1 tsp spoon vanilla
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 8 cups coconut milk
  • 2 tbsps melted butter


 1. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl including raisins

 2. Mix all liquids together included melted butter

3. Pour the liquid into the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.

4. Grease a baking tin large enough to hold butter and pour in the mixture

5. Bake the cornmeal pudding in an oven 350°F for 1 hour, or until done.

6. Pudding is done when the liquid dries out leaving a jelly like custard on top.

 I7. If liquid on  top is dried out just add some sweetened  coconut milk or even water  and use a wooden spoon to mixed  it in on the top then leave to set and form a jelly.


If you use a coal stove with low fire and set the pudding to bake on it ,then use a piece of tin to cover the top( even a pot cover wider than the baking tin will do). Put a little of the live coals on top of the tin ;you will get a better tasting and texture cornmeal pudding.

6 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. # 1 by Darla Smith
    February 27th, 2009 at 7:32 am #

    Sounds delicious! I’ll have to try this one.

  2. # 2 by Amskee
    March 6th, 2009 at 11:05 pm #

    It looks delicious! I’d like to try this with my friends helping me to prepare the ingredients. Thanks for the recipe..


  3. # 3 by rudolphia corriette
    May 8th, 2010 at 1:57 pm #

    i going and try it for my mother day dessert,i wish i would get the book from u .to make a living of income.i from the common wealth of dominica.if not no problem ,

  4. # 4 by Jacqui
    October 10th, 2010 at 5:32 pm #

    This tasted wonderful. My children loved it. This pudding called for limited ingredients and it worked like magic. My children requested of me to make it before I leave the island.

  5. # 5 by FJW
    October 16th, 2010 at 2:03 pm #

    8 cups sounds a bit much, is that a typo

  6. # 6 by Meg Smith
    August 28th, 2011 at 2:20 pm #

    Sound like this would be a good campfire recipe.

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