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Harriet Davis's Indiana Persimmon Pudding

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"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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40 m servings 311
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 9x13-inch baking pan)


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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Combine buttermilk and baking soda together in a bowl.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a separate bowl.
  4. 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.
  5. 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

Per Serving: 311 calories; 7.1 60.2 4.1 49 243 Full nutrition

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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. M...

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 o...