Aunt Helen's Persimmon Pudding

posted by Connie 10-18-99 9:01 AM

Aunt Helen's Persimmon Pudding

1 tbls. melted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup flour
1 3/4 teaspoons soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon mace
pinch of salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup milk
1 egg, beaten
1 cup persimmon pulp

Preheat oven to 350 F. and grease a 3-cup pudding mold.

Melt butter on warm. Combine dry ingredients with raisins and nuts. Beat egg, add milk and pour over dry ingredients; mix well. Add persimmon pulp and butter, mix well. Pour into prepared mold, cover with foil.

Steam in a kettle on a rack, with water that comes one-half way up on the mold. Cover kettle and steam for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Note: You can also put the batter in a 9 x 9 buttered square pan and baked in a 350 oven for 40 - 45 minutes, or until toothpick comes clean.

Serve this with a warm Lemon Sauce.

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