1. I make a steamed carrot pudding, and also a steamed cherry pudding that traditionally are steamed for 2 hours and 1.5 hours, respectively. How long would you recommend steaming in the Instant Pot?

    1. Hi heather

      Depending on the size of the steamed pudding we do ours for 12 minutes and they come out ok, if they are big and nearly fill the instant pot i would put on for between 15-20 minutes but if they are normal size then 12-15 mins should be fine.

      Kind Regards


    1. Hi Joy,

      We are not familiar with the Pro King Plus electric pressure cooker. If it is like the Instant Pot i would add the amount of water the instructions suggest for your electric pressure cooker and if you have a steam button set it for 12 minutes if your pudding is the same size as ours 🙂


  2. Can I substitute the butter with suet? Looking to use some frozen shredded suet up and fancied a suet pud, but this was the only instant pot recipe I could find.

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    Hi Tried this recipe yesterday. Followed the recipe, put mixture into bowl and cooked it for 12 minutes. It was still raw, put it on for another 12 mins still raw. What am I doing wrong

    1. Hi Gill

      It really should not be raw after 24 minutes in any pressure cooker. Is your instant pot coming to pressure properly? If it is not then have you changed the seal in the past month if you use it alot. These are the only reasons i can see for it still been raw after 24 minutes 🙂

    1. Hi Victoria,

      Sorry about the late reply. Yes a traditional mould should be fine and i would defiently use a lid. We will be updating this post as it was made with an old version of the instant pot, so just be aware when setting cooking time and temp 🙂

    1. Hi Stuart,

      We only use self raising flour when a recipe requires it, we have some that require plain flour 🙂

  6. I have the Instant Pot Duo. Followed your instructions to the letter. Weighed all my ingredients. The batter didn’t quite reach the top of my pudding mild. Set the pot for 12 min. On steam. The pot came up to pressure (new ring), and after the timer went I checked the pudding. Still raw. What’s up?

    1. Hi Judy,

      Sorry the recipe did not turn out, i cannot give you any idea why it was raw, but was any part of the mixture hot or cooked at all, if not then the pot did not come to pressure, some of the mixture should be cooked at those times and temps. We are updating this recipe as it was done in one of the first Instant Pots so we are re-doing it in a updating one!

  7. Haven’t had time to try this yet, but I have a sort of spotted dick recipe that is healthy(ish) that I developed so my brother, who is on both a medically indicated low fat diet and is diabetic, can have an occasional desert. Serving two, I combine 3/4 cup of self raising flour, 4 oz of unsweetened applesauce, one oz raisins, and a splash of lemon juice that I then steam in a 20 ox ceramic bowl.

    I will try this in my pressure cooker, cooked for 12 min on high next time I make this desert. Wish me luck.

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