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Native American Pudding, Also Known As Indian Pudding

Updated on April 7, 2013
Delicious Indian Pudding
Delicious Indian Pudding | Source

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Eastport, ME

How did I find this!

I had the opportunity of living in Eastport, Maine for couple of years. It was far away from everything, but the surroundings were beautiful! This was my first time living close to any Native American tribe, and I regret not getting to know them enough.
The Passamaquoddy tribe was situated in an island next to Eastport. Eastport is also an island which connects to the mainland via route 190 which, in turns passes, through the Quoddy village. So we had to drive thru the village to get anywhere. Speed limit : 15 m, not joking! And you better not be driving any faster than that!
There was this quaint Native American store at the tip of route 190 where it connected with the main road. I would often stop there and browse through their beautiful things, and always ended up buying something or other.
They had a little section of food items which mostly carried canned, or packed goods. On one occasion, I found this can of Indian Pudding! I had never heard of Indian pudding before. I asked the store owner, who was from the Passamaquoddy tribe, what it was. He explained to me that this was a native American dessert, and went on to explain the whole process of how it was made. I haven't found this easy method of making the Indian Pudding anywhere. Not only did I buy the can of Indian Pudding, I went home and made it.
I can't describe the taste. I have not eaten anything like it! Wonderfully, smooth, and delicious!

Anyway, here's the simple recipe for American Indian Pudding. Don't be fooled by the way it looks, it's actually very tasty!

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 15 min
Yields: 6 to 8 Serving

All you need, plus milk

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups Of Milk
  • 3/4 cup Of Cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup Of Molasses
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Butter, optional
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg, optional
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
Put everything in a pot!
Put everything in a pot! | Source

Five Simple Steps:

  1. Put all the ingredients in a medium pot and whisk everything together until smooth. Set it on the stove over medium heat, string constantly.
  2. Once the mixture thicken, take it off the stove.
  3. Take a medium glass baking pan, grease it, and pour the mixture into the dish.
  4. turn the oven on to 250F. Put the dish in the oven, and leave it for an hour.
  5. After an hour, shut the oven off and leave the pudding in the oven for another 20 min. 5- take it out of the oven and serve.
Thickened Mixture
Thickened Mixture | Source

Final Product

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Indian Pudding tastes great warm or cold. Serve it with vanilla ice cream, or whip cream. Or you can eat it on its own.

This is a wonderful variation from the regular desserts, easy to make and very delicious. Hope you will give it a try!

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    • LaThing profile imageAUTHOR

      LaThing 

      5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Thanks, Joelle! I find this dessert to be very different than anything I have ever tasted. It has a unique taste to it. Hope you get to try it. Appreciate your stopping by :)

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      kidscrafts 

      5 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      When I saw the title of this hub, I thought I had to read it! Very intriguing! I have to try that one! Great pictures to illustrate your recipe!

    • LaThing profile imageAUTHOR

      LaThing 

      5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Thanks for stopping by Zohaibsunesra..... Not sure what Suji Halwa is, but if it is a pudding then it must be delicious :) appreciate your comment!

    • LaThing profile imageAUTHOR

      LaThing 

      5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Hi there, frogyfish! It's a great substitute for pumpkin pie if you don't like Pumpkim Pie! And if you do like P.pie, then you can have both :)

      It would be wonderful to have another dessert on your holiday table..... Hope you try it!

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Appreciate it :)

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      frogyfish 

      5 years ago from Central United States of America

      Very interesting recipe...and amazing that it is so simple yet looks to taste good. It might be a great sub for pumpkin pie. Seems the flavor might come from molasses and butter - yum. Thank you for sharing your story and the recipe.

    • LaThing profile imageAUTHOR

      LaThing 

      6 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Thanks Pretty! Appreciate your stopping by :)

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      Mary 

      6 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

      Yummy voted up awesome and shared.

    • LaThing profile imageAUTHOR

      LaThing 

      6 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Thank you for all your votes! And appreciate you visit......

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      Olde Cashmere 

      6 years ago

      I've never heard of this and am now intrigued. Thank you for sharing your story and this recipe LaThing. Voted up, useful, interesting, and awesome :)

    • LaThing profile imageAUTHOR

      LaThing 

      6 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Hi Tony,

      Thanks for stopping by! Yes, it is sweet, but if you want you can reduce the sugar. I hope your kids like it. Appreciate your support :)

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      Tony Mead 

      6 years ago from Yorkshire

      Lathing,

      an interesting pudding, a bit too sweet for me I think but I'll try it for the kids, I'm sure they'll love it.

      Thank you for sharing, I like to see traditional ethnic recipes.

      regards Tony

    • LaThing profile imageAUTHOR

      LaThing 

      6 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Thanks for your visit, and really appreciate you comment. Hope you can give it a try :)

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      molometer 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      I read this great recipe before, and must have forgotten to leave a comment.

      Well done of sharing this unique recipe for Native American pudding. The backstory was very interesting.

    • LaThing profile imageAUTHOR

      LaThing 

      6 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Oh good! Looking forward to it..... :)

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      breakfastpop 

      6 years ago

      Dear LaThing,

      I was off for 2 weeks, but will be back tomorrow with breakfast.

    • LaThing profile imageAUTHOR

      LaThing 

      6 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Hey Pop, good to see you! Haven't seen your morning meetings lately...... Missing it! Glad you could stop by. Hope you try it, and like it! Thanks for the comment.....

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      breakfastpop 

      6 years ago

      This recipe sounds very interesting and tasty. I am going to give it a try.

    • LaThing profile imageAUTHOR

      LaThing 

      6 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      I hope you love it :)

      It's really simple, and we have all the ingredients....... Thanks for the comment, and your visit.

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 

      6 years ago from Beautiful South

      I'm going to have to try it. I've heard of Indian Pudding, but I've never had a recipe. Thanks.

    • LaThing profile imageAUTHOR

      LaThing 

      6 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Hi Rebecca, it's like bread pudding but taste so different! I can't describe the taste. I have never eaten anything like this...... Maybe someone else can relate to the taste. Thanks for your comment, appreciate it.

      lol, @Gypsy, yes, it's best with ice cream! Mmmm, love it! Hope you like it! Thanks a bunch for passing it on :)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      I was already getting hungry while reading this but when you said you can have it with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream I was hooked. Will try it as soon as I can. Passing this on.

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      Rebecca Mealey 

      6 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      sounds and looks delicious! It reminds me of bread pudding, and I love bread pudding!

    • LaThing profile imageAUTHOR

      LaThing 

      6 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      @BMax, yes it does set, so you can kind of cut it out, but it's pretty soft. The best way to take it out is with a spoon. It's not runny, nor is it like a cake. It's more like a pudding, I guess that's why they call it a pudding :)

      Glad you stopped by. Hope you try it SOMEDAY..... lol

      Hi sgbrown, Its very simple to make, I hope you try it, and like it. Thanks for the comment and for sharing. "yummy" button would be wonderful! :)

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      Sheila Brown 

      6 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      This really sounds great! I have heard of Indian Pudding before, but I didn't know what was in it. I am going to have to give this a try. Rating this useful and sharing on my blog! We need a "yummy" button! Have a wonderful day! :)

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      BeyondMax 

      6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Awe, this one looks and sounds delicious! I see on the first picture it looks sort of firm, right? So, after it cooled down you can easily remove it and cut into pieces? Can I, for example, pour it in smaller containers, should I layer it with baking paper so it's easier to remove later?

    • LaThing profile imageAUTHOR

      LaThing 

      6 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Oh, that's interesting! I would love to find out if that's the same thing. Do you have a name for it? Well, if you ever make it, :) let me know if it taste the same...

      Thanks for sharing, really appreciate it!

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      Brett Caulton 

      6 years ago from Asia

      It looks amazingly similar (and from the ingredients, is quite similar) to a traditional Thai desert that I always see and often by on the markets. I wonder if somehow they are connected ....

      Shared, up (if I could find it!!) and awesome.

    • LaThing profile imageAUTHOR

      LaThing 

      6 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Hi Pamela, it's a wonderful dessert. I had never heard of it until I came across it way back in Maine. Hope you like it. Thank you for your visit, and comment.

      @ vespawoolf, thanks again for stopping by :)

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      vespawoolf 

      6 years ago from Peru, South America

      Cool, I love the title!

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      This looks like a very interesting dish. I haven't seen it before but I love to try new things. Thanks for the recipe.

    • LaThing profile imageAUTHOR

      LaThing 

      6 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      @cyndi10, thanks for the visit and your comment. Hope you try it :)

      Yes, L. De Cross, it is nutritious! I will have to do the chart later and add that. I usually make it without the butter, and it's not that much of a difference. Thanks for your support, and for sharing, FRIEND :)

      Vespawoolf, wow, an ancient cook book! I would love to get my hands on that! That must have some neat recipes.......Thanks for the visit, and everything else!

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      vespawoolf 

      6 years ago from Peru, South America

      I love all the ingredients in this rustic pudding. My mother has a similar recipe in an ancient cookbook from the 50's simply titled "Indian pudding". Of course, that doesn't sound too politically correct these days! Thank you for sharing your unique recipe.

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      Joseph De Cross 

      6 years ago from New York

      This recipe is great. Nutritious and... even though is new to us, has potentials. The ingredients are superb and healthy. Excellent lay out! Good luck on the Contest La Thing! Voted up and sharing

      LORD

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      Cynthia B Turner 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Looks delicious. Thanks for publishing this.

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