Persimmon Pudding - Old Recipe
Found by Anne and sent to the Old Recipe Detective Blog
The Request: "When I was little my grandmother made persimmon cookies and pudding, these were a family favorites. I am looking for a persimmon cookies recipe that has the persimmon pulp, raisins and spices. She also made a persimmon pudding that she baked. All I remember was that she mixed the persimmon pudding and baked it the removed it from the oven and put a sauce on top and baked it again. I have searched several different sites and can not find these recipes. Do you have anyone out there who may have the recipes?"
2 cups sifted flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup chopped nuts
2 cups persimmon pulp
1 large egg, well beaten
2 Tablespoons butter, melted
Sift together flour, soda, salt, cinnamon and sugar.
Mix together persimmon pulp and egg in a bowl.
Add butter to pulp and beat in dry ingredients until smooth.
Pour into a greased 1 1/2 quart casserole.
Place in a shallow pan of hot water (water bath*) and bake at 325ºF for about 90 minutes.
Serve warm with cream, whipped cream, custard sauce or lemon sauce.
Makes 8 servings.
Posted by Sass
* For best results place the water bath pan in preheated oven then place casserole in the middle of the water bath pan. Fill water bath pan halfway up the sides of the casserole with hot water. Be careful not to splash hot water into the pudding.