Rosie's Persimmon Pudding
Splenda(R) or another sugar substitute may be used. Increase sweetener amount by 1/2 cup to make up for the difference in sweetness. Honey may also be used in place of some of the sugar to make it more like the original recipe was 100 years ago.
If you do not have easy access to American Persimmon pulp, Asian persimmons may be substituted. Pumpkin pulp may also be used.
Substitute margarine for the butter if desired.