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Mrs. Reagan's Persimmon Pudding Recipe
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Mrs. Reagan's Persimmon Pudding

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"This spiced persimmon pudding is easy to prepare and topped with a sweet brandy whipped cream."

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Original recipe makes 6 - 8 servings Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Stir together sugar and melted butter. Resift flour with salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add to butter mixture. Stir in persimmon pulp. Dissolve baking soda in warm water. Add to mixture with 3 tablespoons brandy and vanilla. Add eggs, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Add raisins and walnuts, stirring just until mixed.
  2. Turn into buttered 5 to 6 cup heat-proof mold. Cover and place on rack in large pot. Pour in enough boiling water to reach halfway up sides of mold. Cover pot and simmer 2-1/2 to 3 hours. Let stand a few minutes.
  3. Unmold onto serving dish. Pour about 4 tablespoons warmed brandy over pudding and flame. Serve with Brandy Whipped Cream Sauce.
  4. Prepare the brandy whipped cream sauce by beating the egg until light and fluffy. Beat in butter, confectioners' sugar, salt and brandy flavoring. Whip cream until stiff. Gently fold into egg mixture. Cover and chill.
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  • PREP 25 mins
  • COOK 2 hrs 30 mins
  • READY IN 2 hrs 55 mins
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Reviews More Reviews

Nov 12, 2009

I made this pudding 27 years ago, my first time preparing Thanksgiving. My sister was visiting and brought the recipe. We sent our husbands out on Thanksgiving Day to find persimmons! They finally found them. It was fantastic, well worth the effort. I lost the recipe and am happy to have found it again. Can't wait to make it again. Although I was a new cook back then, and didn't do a thing beforehand (we ate at 9:00) still one of my most fun and memorable Thanksgivings!!!

 
Nov 11, 2002

I served this for the first time at Christmas and it was huge succes with the whole family.

 

10 Ratings

Nov 24, 2008

My mother makes this every Thanksgiving and it always get rave reviews from all guests. Takes a lot of time and there are a lot of ingredients but it is so worth it. A very special dessert.

 
Nov 30, 2010

This is the best persimmon pudding I have ever made, or eaten. Growing up with a large persimmon tree in my yard, trust me I have had everything persimmon. Would not change a thing!

 
Oct 27, 2008

I HAVE RECENTLY USED THIS RECIPE OVER SEVERAL TIMES, AND IT ALWAYS GET GREAT RESPONSES. IT HELPS TO HAVE A FRIEND WHO HAS A PERSIMMON TREE.

 
Jan 15, 2012

I thought this pudding was 'the best' I have ever tried! Followed it to a 't' and it came out with amazing consistency, flavor - and the whole family loved. Very much like my great grandmother's recipe. Although not many ratings, THIS IS A KEEPER RECIPE!

 
Jun 14, 2010

What a brilliant dessert. Impressed all with the flambe. Very moist and the perfect amount of sweetness. Super easy to make.

 
Nov 16, 2013

I have never had persimmon pudding before, but it won't be the last. I remember my grandfather talking about eating this growing up and how wonderful he thought it was. If it was anything like this recipe, I can see why.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 837 kcal
  • 42%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 90.6 g
  • 29%
  • Cholesterol
  • 207 mg
  • 69%
  • Fat
  • 46.9 g
  • 72%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 7.7 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 676 mg
  • 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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