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How to Bake Indian Pudding: National Indian Pudding Day

National Indian Pudding Day is upon us, and if you’ve never had this delicious, native American dessert, it’s something special.

Indian corn with vaseThis is a warming, hearty dessert it flavors emulating those of pumpkin pie.

Indian pudding is a baked dessert wit the baking dish sitting in water, keeping the pudding from drying out & losing its silky texture.

How to Bake Indian Pudding:

This recipe is definitely a keeper. It’s delicious in the Fall or the Winter with these soul comforting spices.

Type: Dessert Recipe

Serve with: ice cream, if desired
Prep Time: 14 min
Cook Time: 1 hr 30 min
Serves: 8 – 10



  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Prepare a heavy baking dish (2 – 3 quart) by generously buttering it.
  3. Into a large sauce pan, measure cornmeal.
  4. Slowly add in & stir whole milk. Stir constantly and bring to a boil on medium high heat, and turn down to low heat on a simmer.
  5. Stir often until thickened. Remove from heat.
  6. Whisk in sugar, brown sugar, molasses, eggs, butter, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, vanilla extract, salt, cloves.
  7. Pour pudding into prepared dish, placed in water bath – about 1 inch hot water.
  8. Bake at 325 degrees F until the center looks firm, but quivers a bit when the dish is nudged – about 1 hr and 5 – 15 min. * Tip: The top will have a dark golden crust.

This lovely dessert can be served warm or cold with ice cream or whipped cream.

Now, you can flaunt your very own homemade pudding for National Indian Pudding Day.

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