Steamed Persimmon Pudding
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 15 mins
Category: Dessert
Style: American
Keyword: Persimmon, Steamed Pudding
Quantity: 6 serves
Author: sbaskitchen
  • 100 g caster sugar plus extra for dusting the moulds
  • 60 g butter melted, plus extra butter to grease the moulds
  • 1 large free-range egg
  • 25 g pecan nuts chopped
  • 100 g gluten free flour blend
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup 125 g persimmon pulp (approx 2 persimmons)
  • 50 g sultanas
  • 20 ml cognac or brandy
  • 10 g uncrystallised ginger
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda dissolved in 1 tbsp warm water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  1. Mix together the caster sugar, butter, eggs and pecan nuts.
  2. Stir in the flour, cinnamon and salt.
  3. Add the persimmon pulp, sultanas, cognac, ginger, bicarbonate of soda and water mixture, and vanilla bean paste.
  4. Grease six 6.5 cm / 178 ml dariole moulds with the extra butter and with extra caster sugar.
  5. Divide the mixture evenly between the six moulds.
  6. Cover each mould with a square of baking paper, topped with a square of alfoil, pleated up the middle to allow for expansion, and secure with string or an elastic band.
  7. Place a rack in the bottom of a pan that is large enough to hold all six moulds*, then place the covered moulds on the rack.
  8. Add enough boiling water so that it reaches halfway up the side of the moulds, then cover the pan with a lid and bring to the boil over high heat.
  9. Reduce the heat to a simmer and steam the pudding for 2 hours .
  10. Serve the pudding warm with crème anglaise, cream or vanilla ice cream - or all three if you choose.

 * I used a pasta pot that has a colander-like insert in it.

Note from the recipe in the book "Maggie Beer's Autumn Harvest":