Everything Newfoundland & Labrador with its Culture, Cuisine and Traditions

Pease Pudding


Makes 8-10 servings


  • 1½ cups yellow split peas
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Salt & pepper
  • ¼ tsp garlic (optional)


Wash peas in cold water, place in bag and tie (allow room for expansion). Place bag in pot of boiling water; simmer approx 2–2½ hours, depending on consistency preferred. When ready, remove from pot, squeeze out excess water and place contents in a large bowl.  Add butter and spices – stir until butter is melted. Serve as a side dish or on crackers.


  • Ensure that the cotton bag is wet before using
  • Ensure the water is boiling before placing the cloth bag in the pot
  • Ensure you have ample room for expansion and tie the string tightly at the top of the bag

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