Persimmon Pudding Pie

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Preparation info

  • Makes

    one

    9 inch pie
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Pie for Everyone: Recipes and Stories from Petee's Pie, New York's Best Pie Shop

Pie for Everyone

By Petra Paredez

Published 2020

  • About

Persimmon pudding originated in the colonial era. Riffing on English favorites like figgy pudding and quince pudding, colonists used the local wild fruit they had available to them—persimmons (Diospyros virginiana). Persimmon pie with similar flavors and textures to colonial pudding can be found in pockets of the Midwest, particularly Indiana. It reminds me a little of pumpkin or sweet potato pie, but its flavor is unique and unexpected as well. If you live in an area where you can f