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Persimmon Pudding Recipe

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Persimmon Pudding

Persimmon pudding is a delicious, vintage dessert that brings out the pure flavor of persimmons. This dessert can be made in various ways, from a simple pudding with no spices to a moist, spiced treat that resembles pumpkin pie filling.

You can enjoy persimmon pudding with a variety of toppings like whipped cream, caramel sauce, or even ice cream. Whether you prefer a cake-like texture or a chewy, moist pudding, there’s a recipe that will suit your taste.

Using overripe persimmons and simple ingredients like butter, sugar, and flour, you can create a delightful dessert that’s perfect for any occasion.

Exact Ingredients (Plus Possible Substitutes)

For persimmon pudding, you need some basic ingredients. Here are the exact ingredients and some possible substitutes:

Main Ingredients

  • Persimmon pulp: You need about 2 cups. Fresh, ripe persimmons are best.
  • Sugar: 1 cup of regular white sugar.
  • Flour: 1 to 1.5 cups of all-purpose flour.
  • Baking soda: 1 teaspoon.
  • Salt: 1/2 teaspoon.
  • Cinnamon: 1 teaspoon for flavor.

Liquid Ingredients

  • Milk: 2 cups. You can use whole milk or a substitute.
  • Eggs: 2 large eggs.
  • Melted butter: 1/2 cup (1 stick) of unsalted butter.

Possible Substitutes

Milk:

  • You can use coconut milk, almond milk, or soy milk. Use the same quantity.

Sugar:

  • Brown sugar or honey can replace white sugar. Use the same amount.

Butter:

  • Margarine or coconut oil can be used instead. Use the same amount.

Mixing and Baking

  1. Mix the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  2. In another bowl, combine the milk, eggs, melted butter, and persimmon pulp.
  3. Blend the dry and wet ingredients together until smooth.

Bake at 325°F (165°C) for 55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Grease your baking dish to prevent sticking.

Instructions

Preparation

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (162°C).
  2. Grease a 13-by-9-inch baking dish with cooking spray or butter.

Mixing Ingredients

  1. Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk together:

    • 2 cups of flour
    • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
    • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
    • 1 cup white sugar
    • 1 cup brown sugar
  2. Wet Ingredients: In another bowl, mix:

    • 2 beaten eggs
    • 2 cups of milk (some say to add milk in stages)

  3. Combine: Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients. Mix well until combined.


Adding Persimmon and More

  1. Add 2 cups of persimmon pulp to the batter.
  2. Stir until the mixture is smooth.

Baking

  1. Pour the batter into the greased baking dish.
  2. Bake in the preheated oven for around 55 minutes.

You’ll know it’s done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Enjoy your delicious persimmon pudding!

Tips, Tricks & Storing

Preparing the Pulp
Use ripe persimmons to get the best flavor. Puree the flesh and strain it to remove any fibrous bits.

Baking Tips
Preheat your oven to the correct temperature (325℉). Lightly grease your baking dish to prevent sticking.

Mixing Ingredients
Whisk dry ingredients like flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt before combining with wet ingredients. This helps distribute them evenly.

Enhancing Flavor
Add spices like cinnamon or nutmeg to boost the pudding’s taste. You can also fold in chopped nuts for extra texture.

Substitutes
If you don’t have rich milk, use coconut milk diluted with water to reach the desired consistency.

Servings
Use a 9×9 inch baking dish for even cooking. You can also split into smaller dishes if needed.

Storing
To store leftovers, let the pudding cool completely. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. You can keep it in the fridge for up to a week.

Freezing
Freeze persimmon pudding in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge before reheating.

Reheating
When ready to eat, reheat in the oven at 300℉ until warm, or microwave in short intervals to prevent overheating.

By following these tips, you’ll get a delicious persimmon pudding every time. Enjoy!

Recipe Variations & Serving Suggestions

Recipe Variations

For a twist on the classic persimmon pudding, try these variations:

  • Nutty Delight: Add chopped walnuts or pecans to the batter for a crunchy texture.
  • Spiced Up: Mix in a teaspoon of ground ginger and nutmeg for extra warmth and spice.
  • Fruit Mix: Stir in raisins or dried cranberries for a fruity kick.

Serving Suggestions

Here are some great ways to serve your persimmon pudding:

  • Warm with Whipped Cream: Serve it warm with a dollop of whipped cream on top.
  • Ice Cream Combo: Pair it with vanilla ice cream for a cool contrast.
  • Maple Syrup Drizzle: A light drizzle of maple syrup enhances the flavor beautifully.

Enjoy experimenting with these ideas to make your persimmon pudding unique!

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