Winter treat recipes: Persimmon Pudding and Sweet Potato Molasses Bread

Tonight I made the Sweet Potato Bread and a few days ago I made the Persimmon Pudding. Both of these started with online recipe but both had ridiculous amounts of sugar. So much so that they overwhelmed the flavor of the main ingredients.
After a few tries I came up with these versions:
Persimmon Pudding

Preheat oven to 235ºF [163ºC]

Puree: 2 cups [475 mL] of persimmon pulp

Add 2 eggs & move to large mixing bowl & mix well

Sift together:

  • 3 cups [700 mL] flour (I use a mix of wheat, millet, and garbanzo but any sort will work)
  • ¾ cup [180 mL] sugar
  • ½ tsp [2.5 mL] baking soda
  • 2 tsp [10 mL] of baking powder
  • 2.5 cups [1.07 L] skim milk
  • 4 tbs [60 mL] butter
  • 1 tsp [5 mL] ginger
  • 1 tsp [5 mL] nutmeg
  • 2 tsp [10 mL] cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp [1.25 mL] of clove

Add to mixing bowl and add 2 tsp [10 mL] vanilla extract

Mix well and pour into greased 9″x 13″ [22cm x 32cm] glass baking dish

Bake 55 min at 325ºF [163ºC]

It will collapse as it cools:

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add crème fraîche and serve:

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 Sweet Potato Molasses Bread

Preheat oven to 350ºF [175ºC]

Cook, peel, and puree 2 cups [480 mL] sweet potatoes

Mix together:

  • 1 cup [240 mL] dark molasses
  • 1 cup [240 mL] brown or white sugar
  • 1 cup [240 mL] vegetable oil

When well blended mix in 4 eggs

Sift together:

  • 3 cups [700 mL] flour (I use a mix of wheat, millet, and garbanzo but any sort will work)
  • 2 tsp [10 mL] baking soda
  • 1 tsp [5 mL] nutmeg
  • 1 tsp [5 mL] cinnamon
  • ½ tsp [2.5 mL] salt

Alternating with ⅔ cup [160 mL] water add to molasses/sugar/oil mixture

Fold in sweet potato, gently stir into mix.

Pour into greased 9″x 13″ [22cm x 32cm] glass baking dish

Bake for 60 minutes

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I served mine slightly warm with Marianne’s Black Berry ice cream

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2 Responses to Winter treat recipes: Persimmon Pudding and Sweet Potato Molasses Bread

  1. C.S. Weaver says:

    Persimmons grow around here and I usually pick up as many as the raccoons and deer don’t get first. Good recipes for using the pulp aren’t plentiful and this looks delicious. Thanks, I’ll be trying this come Sept.

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