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Use in commonly known recipes

You’re likely to know of suet as an ingredient used in old-fashioned recipes, such as those below:

  • Spotted dick
  • Jam roly-poly
  • Dumplings
  • Steak and ale pie

However, suet is not a dying ingredient; it is incorporated into many more contemporary dishes from all around the world. Visit our Recipes page for some kitchen inspiration.

Use in ready-made dishes

Suet is used by many well-known food companies as an essential ingredient. Some examples include:



We use two different pastries for our award winning classic pies. (Fully sustainable RSPO-Approved) vegetarian suet is perfect for creating our famously flaky melt-in-the-mouth pie lids which sit atop an all-butter pastry case. The combination is pastry pie-fection.

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NB Christmas Pud

Nigel Barrow’s Christmas Puddings

Traditionally made, vegetarian Christmas puddings need a traditional ingredient. Suet is the perfect addition to a moist Christmas pudding!

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The Real Pie Company

Passionate about perfect pies with a perfect pastry

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Campbell’s Clooties

Campbell’s Clooties use Vegetable Light Suet because it gives our clootie dumplings such a deliciously moist and light texture.

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Gill’s Puddings

Suet is a primary ingredient in our traditional Christmas Pudding

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What You Say

I love old-fashioned suet puddings

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