Slow Cooker Sago Plum Pudding

This slow cooker sago plum pudding is an absolute classic and has some incredible flavors. It’s undoubtedly one of my favorite desserts.

Slow Cooker Sago Plum Pudding

You will be delighted with how light and delicious this pudding is. I could personally eat an entire pudding on my own.

The combination of dried fruit, jam, and mixed spice helps bring a lot of flavor to the sago, milk, and cornflakes.

Much like most slow cooker desserts this pudding is very fulfilling and will easily feed about four adults. If you need a feed quite a few people, then you can always double the mixture and split it across two pudding steamers.

A pudding steamer is the best container for cooking a sago plum pudding. Most sizes will easily fit into the slow cooker as well. If you don’t have one, then you can always use a bowl and use foil to seal to it.

There are plenty of extras that go great with this sago plum pudding. For example, I love having this with some hot custard. Alternatively, ice cream goes exceptionally well with it too.

Steamed Sago Plum Pudding

You can eat this pudding either hot or cold so you can always make it a day or two ahead of when you need it. However, I love to have it hot and with some custard or ice cream.

If you love to see how to make things, then be sure to check out the video I have prepared below. The video will take you through all the steps to making this pudding. Alternatively, the full written recipe is below the video.

Slow Cooker Sago Plum Pudding Recipe

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Prep time
6 Hours & 15 Minutes
Cook time
4 Hours
Total time
10 Hours & 15 Minutes


  • 4 Tbsp sago
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup cornflakes
  • 1 Tbsp raspberry jam
  • 1 cup mixed fruit
  • ½ tsp mixed spice
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp bicarb soda
  • 1 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 Tbsp hot water

To ensure that this sago plum pudding is gluten-free make sure you buy some gluten-free cornflakes.


  1. Soak the sago in the milk overnight in the fridge or for a minimum of 6 hours.
  2. Dissolve the bicarb soda in the butter and hot water.
  3. Mix all the ingredients until well combined.
  4. Pour the ingredients into a greased pudding steamer and seal with the lid.
  5. Place the pudding steamer into the slow cooker and slightly fill with water. Roughly 5 cm (2 in).
  6. Cook on low for 4 hours or until the pudding is set.
  7. Serve & Enjoy

Recipe Tips

  • If you don’t have a pudding steamer you can use a ceramic bowl instead. Simply cover tightly with foil so that moisture will not get in.
  • Feel free to change the type of jam that you use in the recipe. For example, an apricot jam will work just as well as raspberry jam.
  • Tapioca pearls are an excellent substitution for sago if you're unable to get your hands on any.

Nutritional Information

I list all the nutritional information that you might want to know below. Please keep in mind that this is calculated using an online tool so may not be super accurate.

The values below don’t consider any extras that you might have with it such as the ice cream or hot custard.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 192g (6.77 oz)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 272 Calories from Fat 121.5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.5g 21%
Saturated Fat 4.8g 24%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 168mg 56%
Sodium 395mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 16g
Protein 8g 16%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

There are many different types of pudding that you can do in the slow cooker. One of my favorites is the delicious sticky date pudding. It even produces its own butterscotch sauce.

Another sweet dish that I highly recommend that you try is the apple and rhubarb crisp. The topping is surprisingly crisp, and the filling is sweet and gooey. It’s an excellent combination that’s worth the time and effort.

I love this slow cooker sago plum pudding, and I hope that you do too. If you have some feedback, tips or anything else that you want to mention, then please leave a comment below.

Note: I use a 5.5L (6 Quart) slow cooker for all the recipes that I have on this website unless specified. If you have a smaller or larger slow cooker, then you might need to adjust the ingredients.


  1. Mita Majumdar on

    Would the larger pearl size sago work?

    1. Gus on

      I have never tried using larger sago, but it should work. You may need to soak and cook it for longer to ensure the sago is fully cooked.

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