This is my grandmother's recipe that she made each Thanksgiving when I was growing up. She was a native Hoosier and resided in Orleans, IN for many years. Although not a huge fan of cooking, this is one recipe she made very well and it is always one that makes me remember her fondly. Serve chilled and top with whipped cream.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9x13-inch baking pan
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Combine buttermilk and baking soda together in a bowl.

  • Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a separate bowl.

  • Mix persimmon pulp and sugar together in a large bowl. Beat in eggs. Add buttermilk mixture alternately with flour mixture, stirring until combined. Stir in heavy cream and melted butter. Pour batter into a 9x13-inch baking pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until edges pull away from the sides of the pan and cracks begin to appear in the center, 25 to 30 minutes. Chill until serving.

Cook's Note:

The pudding will be a light caramel color at first but will darken after cooling.

Nutrition Facts

311 calories; protein 4.1g; carbohydrates 60.2g; fat 7.1g; cholesterol 49.2mg; sodium 243.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2018
I m from Paoli right next to Orleans. This is VERY similar to my family recipe that has been handed down for generations. It is always the most popular dessert st our family gatherings. My boys love it too. Yummo. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2018
I m from Paoli right next to Orleans. This is VERY similar to my family recipe that has been handed down for generations. It is always the most popular dessert st our family gatherings. My boys love it too. Yummo. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2016
I have it 4 stars because the baking time was way off but otherwise it tastes delicious. I had to bake it for 55 minutes instead of the 25 minutes suggested. It is very sweet using the 2 cups of sugar so it could probably be lowered to taste. Read More