Pudding "Chômeur"

Pudding "Chômeur"

This classic Quebec dessert (literally "unemployment pudding") was created during the Great Depression, to make use of very cheap ingredients (originally stale bread and brown sugar).

6 servings
Preparation 10 min
Cooking 30 min

Standing 20 min

350 calories per serving 
Cooking dish: 23x23cm (9x9 inch)


1 cup maple syrup   250 mL
1 cup water   250 mL
1 cup white flour (all purpose)   130 g
1 1/4 tsp baking powder   3 g
1 pinch salt   0.1 g
2 1/2 tbsp butter, unsalted   35 g
6 tbsp sugar   80 g
1 eggs size large    
1/2 cup milk, partly skimmed, 2%   125 mL

Before you start

A hand-held or stand mixer will make things easier for this recipe.


  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat the syrup with water. Pour the mixture into a square 9 in. pan. Set aside.
  3. In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In another bowl, beat the butter and sugar, using a mixer. Add the egg and beat 2 min until a smooth consistency is obtained. Incorporate the dry mixture to the egg mixture alternating with the milk. Using an ice cream scoop or a large spoon, spoon the batter into the warm syrup.
  4. Put the pan on top of a baking sheet (to collect any drippings). Bake in the middle of the oven about 30 mint. Check with a toothpick or knife to see if it is cooked through. Let cool 20 min.
  5. Serve warm or cold.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (130g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




7 g

10 %

Saturated 3.5 g
+ Trans 0.3 g

20 %


45 mg


70 mg

3 %


69 g

23 %


1 g

3 %


48 g


4 g

Vitamin A

6 %

Vitamin C

0 %


10 %


15 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: 0 serving
Grain Products: 1 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: 0 serving

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Low :
Source of :
Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Zinc
Good source of :
Folacin, Selenium, Vitamin B1
Excellent source of :
Manganese, Vitamin B2

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This recipe is in the following categories: Desserts | Halal | Kosher | Low Sodium | Vegetarian | Canadian

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