Cathy's Potato Pudding Recipe with Lemon Cream

Cathy's Potato Pudding

Cathy's Potato Pudding Recipe with Lemon Cream
Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 30 minutes | Servings: 6


Cathy's Potato Pudding
Cathy's Potato Pudding

Cathy's Potato Pudding is a delicious and unique dessert that combines the creamy texture of mashed potatoes with the sweetness of sugar and the tanginess of lemon. This recipe is sure to be a hit at any gathering or special occasion.


This recipe has been passed down through Cathy's family for generations. It originated in Ireland, where potatoes are a staple ingredient in many dishes. The combination of potatoes and sugar may seem unusual, but the result is a rich and satisfying dessert that is sure to please.


How to prepare

  1. Boil, mash, and cool the potatoes.
  2. Mix the potatoes with egg yolks. When well blended, add the well-beaten egg whites, sugar, flour, salt, cream, lemon juice, and grated lemon rind.
  3. Bake the mixture in a buttered dish in a 350-degree oven for 30 minutes.
  4. Serve with sugar and cream.


  1. I have added fresh berries to the top, and it's really good that way as well.


  • Add a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg to the pudding mixture for a warm and cozy flavor.
  • Try using sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes for a twist on this classic recipe.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to mash the potatoes thoroughly to ensure a smooth texture in the pudding.

- When beating the egg whites, make sure they are stiff peaks to help the pudding rise and become light and fluffy.

- Adding fresh berries on top of the pudding adds a burst of color and flavor that complements the dish perfectly.

Serving Suggestions

Cathy's Potato Pudding is best served warm with a dollop of whipped cream or a sprinkle of powdered sugar on top.

Cooking Techniques

Baking the pudding in a water bath helps to ensure a smooth and creamy texture.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have heavy cream, you can use whole milk as a substitute in this recipe.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the pudding mixture ahead of time and refrigerate it until you are ready to bake it.

Presentation Ideas

Serve Cathy's Potato Pudding in individual ramekins for a beautiful and elegant presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

This dessert pairs well with a cup of hot tea or coffee for a cozy and comforting treat.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in the refrigerator and reheat in the oven or microwave until warmed through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Cathy's Potato Pudding contains approximately 300 calories.


Each serving of Cathy's Potato Pudding contains approximately 45 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Cathy's Potato Pudding contains approximately 15 grams of fat.


Each serving of Cathy's Potato Pudding contains approximately 5 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Potatoes are a good source of vitamin C, potassium, and fiber, making this dessert not only delicious but also nutritious.


This recipe contains eggs and dairy, so it may not be suitable for those with allergies to these ingredients.


Cathy's Potato Pudding is a rich and indulgent dessert that is high in carbohydrates and fats, but also contains important nutrients like vitamin C and potassium.


Cathy's Potato Pudding is a unique and delicious dessert that is sure to become a family favorite. With its creamy texture and sweet and tangy flavor, this recipe is a must-try for any potato lover.

How did I get this recipe?

I recall the moment I first laid eyes on this recipe for Cathy's Potato Pudding as if it were yesterday. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my dear friend Cathy at her cozy farmhouse. As soon as I walked into her kitchen, I was greeted by the most delicious aroma of potatoes and spices wafting through the air. Cathy was busy at the stove, stirring a large pot of what looked like a creamy, golden pudding.

Curious, I asked Cathy what she was making, and she smiled and told me it was her famous Potato Pudding. She explained that it was a family recipe passed down from her grandmother, who had learned it from a dear friend many years ago. Intrigued, I asked if she would be willing to share the recipe with me, and she graciously agreed.

As Cathy walked me through the steps of making Potato Pudding, I couldn't help but marvel at the simplicity of the ingredients and the love and care that went into each step of the process. She showed me how to peel and grate the potatoes, how to season the mixture with salt, pepper, and a hint of nutmeg, and how to bake it in the oven until it was golden and crispy on top.

After tasting a spoonful of the warm, creamy pudding, I knew that I had to learn how to make it myself. Cathy kindly wrote down the recipe for me on a piece of paper, and I tucked it away in my recipe box for safekeeping.

Over the years, I have made Cathy's Potato Pudding countless times, each time bringing back memories of that warm summer day in Cathy's kitchen. I have shared the recipe with friends and family, who have all fallen in love with its comforting flavors and creamy texture.

One day, I decided to make Cathy's Potato Pudding for a potluck dinner with my neighbors. As I was peeling the potatoes and grating them into a bowl, I couldn't help but think of Cathy and the joy she had brought into my life with her delicious recipe. I felt grateful for the friendships I had made over the years and the shared love of good food that brought us all together.

As the pudding baked in the oven, filling my kitchen with its irresistible aroma, I knew that it would be a hit at the potluck. Sure enough, my neighbors raved about the dish, asking for the recipe and begging me to make it again for our next gathering.

And so, Cathy's Potato Pudding has become a staple in my recipe repertoire, a dish that I turn to time and time again to bring comfort and joy to those around me. It reminds me of the power of friendship, the beauty of simple ingredients, and the love that goes into every homemade meal.

I am forever grateful to Cathy for sharing her family recipe with me, and I will always cherish the memories we made together in her farmhouse kitchen. Cathy's Potato Pudding will forever hold a special place in my heart, a reminder of the simple pleasures in life and the joy that comes from sharing food and love with those we hold dear.


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