Indian Pudding

Indian Pudding
Indian Pudding is a traditional New England Thanksgiving dessert. It is a delicious mix of Cornmeal and Milk and a must for Thanksgiving and Christmas.


  • 2 cups low-fat (1% milkfat) milk
  • 1/4 cup dark molasses
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 3 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine (melted)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 tablespoon chopped crystallized ginger (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 300°F.

  • In a medium-size saucepan, combine the milk and molasses. Stir in the cornmeal.

  • Cook, stirring constantly, over moderate heat for 5 to 6 minutes or until thick. Set aside.

  • In a medium-size bowl, combine the egg whites, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, and salt.

  • Stir into the cornmeal mixture.

  • Stir in the raisins and ginger (if using).

  • Spoon mixture into an 8-inch round baking dish.

  • Bake for 45 minutes.

Suggested Read: Gajar Ka Halwa

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Simmi Kamboj is the Founder and Administrator of Ritiriwaz, your one-stop guide to Indian Culture and Tradition. She had a passion for writing about India's lifestyle, culture, tradition, travel, and is trying to cover all Indian Cultural aspects of Daily Life.