An old fashioned plum pudding that was passed down to me from my grandmother, with a modification of using baking mix instead of making the top from scratch. I serve it with ice cream or what I call a Dip made from milk and flavored to taste with cinnamon and vanilla. I let each individual pour on the amount of dip they would like from a small pitcher.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a 2 quart baking dish, stir together plums, 1 cup sugar, water, tapioca and cinnamon. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. (You can also cook the plum mixture in the microwave for 15 minutes.)

  • Raise oven temperature to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

  • In a medium bowl, stir together baking mix, 3 tablespoons sugar, milk and melted margarine to form a biscuit dough. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto plum mixture. Bake in preheated oven 10 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool slightly before serving.

Nutrition Facts

468 calories; 5.1 g protein; 86.1 g carbohydrates; 2.2 mg cholesterol; 640.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2005
Delicious! More like a plum cobbler than a pudding. Note: dough topping came out a little raw in the middle after cooking only 10 minutes at the end. Would decrease temperature and increase topping bake time to 18-20 minutes to cook through. Other than that this dessert was a real hit and the flavor was excellent. Will make it again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/04/2011
The fruit mixture needs to cook twice as long to become thicker. The baking mix topping also needs to cook twice as long. I also cut the sugar in half. All said and done good flavor and raves from all. Read More
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24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2005
Delicious! More like a plum cobbler than a pudding. Note: dough topping came out a little raw in the middle after cooking only 10 minutes at the end. Would decrease temperature and increase topping bake time to 18-20 minutes to cook through. Other than that this dessert was a real hit and the flavor was excellent. Will make it again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/29/2008
My mom and I tried this recipe but we may have used the wrong kind of plums. While the dish was very good we were wondering just whether the supplier of this recipe could tell us if she used the small blue plums red plums or the larger black plums. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2009
This turned out beautiful. I wasn't quite sure what baking mix was I google'd it and got a quick recipe(add certain ratio of baking powder soda and salt to the flour) sorry I didn't write it down. I didn't have tapioca so just omitted it(next time i'll put it in)but it was still excellent. I will post a pic on this pretty dessert!! Also I halved the recipe I had 6 over-ripe plums in the fridge. I used soft butter instead of the margorine to cut it into the dry ingredients to give it the "crumbly effect" Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2009
Very delicious and I will for sure be making this again! I used fresh plums that my neighbour picked for me (the little ones)Yummy! Since they were smallish I ended up using 20. I cut the sugar down to 2/3 cup and it was plenty. I didn't have instant tapioca so I used what I had on hand - the pearl slow-cooking tapioca. Not a good idea as it didn't really cook through. I normally love tapioca and its a nice concept but I think next time I will omit that. I made a baking mix I found on this site (2 1/4 cup flour 1 tbsp. baking powder 3/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup shortening. Mix dry indgredients cut in shortening til crumbly.) Turned out wonderfully - except for the slightly chewy tapioca which was my fault! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2003
A delicious recipe not your regular pudding. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2009
I give this a great score for flavor but the consistency was quite runny it actually seemed more like what we would call a cobbler. It coagulated once I put it in the fridge but then the crust was cold:( Ah well yummy anyway and everyone liked it:) Maybe it could use a tad more tapioca? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2009
This is more like a cobbler than a pudding but it is the most delicious dessert I have eaten in a long time! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2007
This stuff it Wonderful. I had gotten some plums to make something with and this recipes was just the thing for them! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/07/2011
We enjoyed the flavor of this dish and I was happy to find a recipe to use some of the plums from our tree. I replaced the water with the liquid that was produced from the thawed frozen plums. I cut the amount of sugar in half. I really wish though that the recipe would've specified the size of plums to use or given a weight. My plums were small so I ended up with way too much biscuit topping for the amount of plums. I will know to use more plums next time. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/04/2011
The fruit mixture needs to cook twice as long to become thicker. The baking mix topping also needs to cook twice as long. I also cut the sugar in half. All said and done good flavor and raves from all. Read More
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