Delicious baked pudding with maple syrup. Great for that Thanksgiving or Easter feast. Served warm, but also great cold. Great with ice cream or light cream on top.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
2 hrs 20 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
3 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour 4 cups hot milk into the top of a double boiler and place over simmering water. Slowly stir cornmeal into milk and cook until thickened, about 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.

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  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease a 2-quart round baking dish.

  • Whisk maple syrup, brown sugar, molasses, eggs, melted butter, salt, ginger, and cinnamon together in a bowl. Stir maple syrup mixture into cornmeal-milk mixture until thoroughly combined; pour into prepared baking dish. Pour 1/2 cup cold milk over top of pudding.

  • Bake until set but still slightly quivery on top, about 2 hours. Let stand 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

261 calories; protein 6.8g 14% DV; carbohydrates 43.4g 14% DV; fat 7g 11% DV; cholesterol 65.1mg 22% DV; sodium 393.7mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2013
Omitting the brown sugar still made comfort food at it's best! Because of using custard cups I baked my puddings in a pan of water. After 90 minutes I turned off the oven and left the puddings in a closed oven for the next 1/2 hour. That was plenty of baking time! Wonderful recipe---made on the day my wild roses bloomed out! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2013
Omitting the brown sugar still made comfort food at it's best! Because of using custard cups I baked my puddings in a pan of water. After 90 minutes I turned off the oven and left the puddings in a closed oven for the next 1/2 hour. That was plenty of baking time! Wonderful recipe---made on the day my wild roses bloomed out! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2013
Made this exactly as is. Needed a Native American recipe and this seemed more authentic than the other recipes I had seen and seemed a little more special. I was so glad I made this. It was surprising how good it was. It had such a great warm flavor without feeling to heavy. This would be great as a change up from thanksgiving pies or just when you want something warm and familiar for the fall season. I would also recommend this to go along with be a thanksgiving or fall breakfast. Will be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2017
Made this for Thanksgiving and I added raisins to the batter and walnuts on the top when there was an hour left to bake. It was a big hit and some guests asked for this recipe which I was more than happy to forward to them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2016
I've loved Indian Pudding since I was a little kid. We got it in a can to take home or as a regular serving from Howard Johnson restaurants/motels. This recipe is delicious and better than what I remember the other to be!!!! Easy-peasy to prepare - the hardest part is simmering the milk and cornmeal until thickened only because it takes so long. What a Thanksgiving dessert! Hot or cold with or without a bit of cream or ice cream on on top. I use the ginger & cinnamon as called for then put about 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice in as well. (The pie spice contains cinnamon and ginger plus allspice and a couple of other things.) It's fabulous! I start sampling it for "doneness" right out of the oven... Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2016
I didn't use all the brown sugar and it was plenty sweet. Next time I'm going for all molasses and maple. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2018
Just made this recipe for the first time this year. Not my Grandmother (Greenleaf) Whittiers family recipe from the early 1800's. hers was a stovetop recipe with pearl tapioca. Probably lost to the ages. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2016
Never had it before. Quite good. Did not know what to expect. Family really liked it. J Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2015
My Aunt used to make this with raisins. I added them and this reminds me so much of "the good old days"' delicious. Read More