This spiced persimmon pudding is easy to prepare and topped with a sweet brandy whipped cream.

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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir together sugar and melted butter. Resift flour with salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add to butter mixture. Stir in persimmon pulp. Dissolve baking soda in warm water. Add to mixture with 3 tablespoons brandy and vanilla. Add eggs, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Add raisins and walnuts, stirring just until mixed.

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  • Turn into buttered 5 to 6 cup heat-proof mold. Cover and place on rack in large pot. Pour in enough boiling water to reach halfway up sides of mold. Cover pot and simmer 2-1/2 to 3 hours. Let stand a few minutes.

  • Unmold onto serving dish. Pour about 4 tablespoons warmed brandy over pudding and flame. Serve with Brandy Whipped Cream Sauce.

  • Prepare the brandy whipped cream sauce by beating the egg until light and fluffy. Beat in butter, confectioners' sugar, salt and brandy flavoring. Whip cream until stiff. Gently fold into egg mixture. Cover and chill.

Nutrition Facts

837.4 calories; 7.7 g protein; 90.6 g carbohydrates; 196 mg cholesterol; 676.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2009
I made this pudding 27 years ago my first time preparing Thanksgiving. My sister was visiting and brought the recipe. We sent our husbands out on Thanksgiving Day to find persimmons! They finally found them. It was fantastic well worth the effort. I lost the recipe and am happy to have found it again. Can't wait to make it again. Although I was a new cook back then and didn't do a thing beforehand (we ate at 9:00) still one of my most fun and memorable Thanksgivings!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2009
I made this pudding 27 years ago my first time preparing Thanksgiving. My sister was visiting and brought the recipe. We sent our husbands out on Thanksgiving Day to find persimmons! They finally found them. It was fantastic well worth the effort. I lost the recipe and am happy to have found it again. Can't wait to make it again. Although I was a new cook back then and didn't do a thing beforehand (we ate at 9:00) still one of my most fun and memorable Thanksgivings!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2002
I served this for the first time at Christmas and it was huge succes with the whole family. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2008
My mother makes this every Thanksgiving and it always get rave reviews from all guests. Takes a lot of time and there are a lot of ingredients but it is so worth it. A very special dessert. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2010
This is the best persimmon pudding I have ever made or eaten. Growing up with a large persimmon tree in my yard trust me I have had everything persimmon. Would not change a thing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2008
I HAVE RECENTLY USED THIS RECIPE OVER SEVERAL TIMES AND IT ALWAYS GET GREAT RESPONSES. IT HELPS TO HAVE A FRIEND WHO HAS A PERSIMMON TREE. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2010
What a brilliant dessert. Impressed all with the flambe. Very moist and the perfect amount of sweetness. Super easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2012
I thought this pudding was 'the best' I have ever tried! Followed it to a 't' and it came out with amazing consistency flavor - and the whole family loved. Very much like my great grandmother's recipe. Although not many ratings THIS IS A KEEPER RECIPE! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2013
I have never had persimmon pudding before but it won't be the last. I remember my grandfather talking about eating this growing up and how wonderful he thought it was. If it was anything like this recipe I can see why. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2013
This recipe is the bomb!!! I made it for a friend to take to work. everyone loved it even the picky eaters and now it is requested every fall. This is definitely a crowd pleasure. Read More
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