Elevate Your Christmas Feast With The Delicious Magic Of Brazil’s Pudim; Recipe Inside

Delight in its creamy texture and caramel sweetness, embodying cherished traditions.

by Mallika Khurana
Elevate Your Christmas Feast With The Delicious Magic Of Brazil’s Pudim; Recipe Inside

Indulgent, velvety smooth, and crowned with a glistening caramel coat, Brazil’s Pudim embodies the essence of festive delight during Christmas in this vibrant South American nation. This sumptuous dessert, often referred to as Brazilian flan or caramel custard, holds a cherished place on holiday tables, weaving its magic with every spoonful. In a country renowned for its vibrant culture and diverse culinary heritage, Pudim stands out as a classic dessert that transcends generations of togetherness and celebration—a sweet embodiment of Christmas joy in Brazil.

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Pudim recipe
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What makes Pudim especially cherished during Christmas in Brazil is its ability to bring families together. As loved ones gather around the table to revel in the joy of the season, this dessert symbolises unity and shared happiness. Its preparation often involves cherished family recipes passed down through generations, making each bite a nostalgic journey through cherished memories and traditions. Making Brazilian pudim involves simple ingredients and steps, but the result is a decadent dessert that delights many palates.

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Here’s how you can make this delicious dessert at home:


For the caramel:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • For the pudding:
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cans (use the empty condensed milk can for measuring) whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Prepare the caramel:

  • In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water over medium heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves.
  • Let the mixture cook without stirring. Swirl the pan occasionally to ensure even caramelization. Cook until the mixture turns a golden brown colour.
  • Pour the caramel into a round cake pan or pudding mould, swirling to coat the bottom evenly. Set aside to cool and harden.

2. Make the pudding:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a blender, combine the eggs, sweetened condensed milk, whole milk, and vanilla extract. Blend until smooth and well combined.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared caramel-coated pan.

3. Bake the pudding:

  • Place the pan in a larger baking dish or tray. Fill the larger dish with hot water until it reaches about halfway up the sides of the pudding pan. This creates a water bath (bain-marie) for even cooking.
  • Carefully transfer the setup to the preheated oven and bake for approximately 50-60 minutes or until the pudding is set. You can test for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the centre; it should come out clean.
  • Remove the pudding from the oven and let it cool to room temperature.

4. Serve:

  • Once cooled, refrigerate the pudding for at least a few hours or overnight.
  • To serve, run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen the pudding. Place a serving dish on top of the pan and quickly invert it to release the pudding with the caramel sauce on top.
  • Slice and serve the Brazilian pudim, enjoying the creamy texture and caramel flavour.

This dessert is loved for its simplicity and deliciousness, making it a wonderful addition to a Christmas feast or any celebratory occasion in Brazil.

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