Persimmon Pudding

Try this Persimmon Pudding recipe for dessert
Persimmon Pudding

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Persimmon pudding is similar to British dessert puddings, and according to this map, which shows the most googled foods by state, persimmon pudding is an important dish on the California Thanksgiving table.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup persimmon pulp
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 2 egg, beaten
  • 1 Cup buttermilk
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 Cup flour
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon

Directions

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Mix persimmon pulp with sugar. Add in the eggs, whisking. Then add the buttermilk and butter.

Sift the flour with the baking powder, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Fold the flour into the persimmon mixture. Pour the batter into a 9-inch greased pan, and bake for about an hour or until a tooth pick inserted into the center comes out clean. 

Persimmon Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Persimmon Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.