White Squash Pudding


Delicious… A very popular dish among our older Cajuns who have taught the Cajun youngin’s to enjoy squash! This dish is also known as poo-tin or puttin.


  • 4 large or 8 small white squash (small is better)
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • dash of salt


Step 1

Peel squash and cut in pieces. If using large squash remove as many seeds as possible.

Step 2

Place squash in saucepan with enough water to cover. Boil until tender -- about 10 minutes.

Step 3

Drain squash and mash with potato masher.

Step 4

Add sugar and butter while still warm.

Step 5

Mix and then add eggs and vanilla, and add the balance of the ingredients.

Step 6

Put in a greased baking dish.

Step 7

Bake at 325 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes or until brown.


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