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Old Fashioned Persimmon Pudding

If you are looking for an old fashioned persimmon pudding recipe, look no farther. Our version is authentic and pure and full of true persimmon flavor.  This simple recipe tastes like just like it should---like persimmons!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: amish persimmon pudding, old fashioned persimmon pudding, persimmon pudding, simple persimmon pudding
Servings: 16
Author: Barbara


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups persimmon pulp


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a bowl, whisk sugar, flour and baking soda.
  • In a small bowl, crack both eggs. Add one at a time to the dry ingredients; whisk to incorporate.
  • Add one cup of the milk, and mix with the whisk.
  • Add the persimmon pulp, and mix well; add remaining milk and whisk until smooth and batter- like.
  • Pour into a deep, oven proof vessel (like a Dutch oven).
  • Bake for 1 hour and 40 minutes. Stir - scraping the sides and bottom - until smooth every 20 minutes. The pudding will start to resemble a batter and then will darken and thicken as it cooks.
  • Remove from oven, and pour into a serving dish. Let cool completely; cover and refrigerate.
  • To serve, spoon into a dish and top with whipped cream.


  • Bake uncovered in a deep vessel.  A dutch oven works great.
  • Stir the pudding every 20 minutes of baking until smooth.  The color and texture will change each time.
  • Remove from oven and immediately pour into a serving dish.
  • Let cool completely before refrigerating.
  • Eat warm or cold from the refrigerator.
  • This keeps great when covered in the fridge. 
  • Serve topped with whipped cream.
  • Love old fashioned pudding desserts? Try our Date Pudding with a warm sauce!