18 October 2012

A Couple of Recipes

Since I wrote about persimmons, I've had an inquiry about the recipe we use for persimmon pudding.

Here it is.  In addition, I'm adding a great recipe for chewy persimmon cookies.  Both of these recipes are used by my mother-in-law.  I'm pretty certain that, if you try them, you'll like them too!

Mim’s Persimmon Pudding
2c. persimmon pulp
1 ½ c. sugar
1 ½ c. flour
1 ½ c. milk
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 eggs
¼ stick margarine or butter, melted

Mix the dry ingredients together.  Add the wet ingredients and mix well.  Pour the batter into a buttered 9x13-inch pan.  Bake in a 325o oven for 45 minutes.  Serve with a dollop of ice cream or Cool Whip® on top.

Mim’s Persimmon Cookies
1 c. persimmon pulp
1 c. chopped nuts
1 c. raising
2 c. flour
1 c. sugar
½ c. shortening
1 tsp. soda
1 egg
½ tsp. each of cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg
dash salt
½ c. flaked coconut
½ c shredded carrots

Mix all the ingredients together well.  Drop the stiff batter by the spoonful onto a greased cookie sheet.  Bake for 15-20 minutes at 350o.  Makes about 2-3 dozen.
            Once your friends and family try these, you’ll probably need to double the recipe to allow for ‘take home bags’.


  1. Thank you for the recipes I have made persimmon cookies but never the pudding. We could never get to them before the coons got to them. I have a couple of trees here on this place that I am waiting for to drop, then the chase is on.

  2. I understand! Nearly all of us critters like persimmons! Good luck.
    C. Sanders

  3. Hi I made Persimmon Jam last season which was just yummmy, bottling into small jars, but I used it for making a dessert rather than spreading it on my toast. I cut a bought puff pastry into 4 large serving sized squares and place them on a cookie baking tray, spread a tablespoon (maybe a little more) of my jam in the center of each pastry square. and pop that into the oven. Actually any jam would work but I like the fruity bits, serve with a little ice cream or cream. Enjoy amd thanks for the recipes

  4. Rina, That sounds great...and tasty!
    Thanks for checking in.