National Indian Pudding Day

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Welcome to, where we celebrate all the weird and wonderful national days you never knew existed! Today, we dive into the glorious world of National Indian Pudding Day. Get ready for a mouthwatering journey through the history of this sweet treat!

When is Indian Pudding Day?

It's national indian pudding day on the 13th November.

A Pudding Worth Celebrating

If you're a fan of creamy, comforting desserts, then National Indian Pudding Day is the perfect occasion for you! This delightful day is dedicated to celebrating the unique and delicious Indian pudding, a traditional American dessert that will transport you straight to dessert heaven.

But what exactly is Indian pudding, you ask? Well, grab a spoon and prepare to have your taste buds tantalized!

The History of Indian Pudding

Indian pudding has its roots in colonial America, where early settlers combined European culinary techniques with Native American ingredients. The dish was originally made with cornmeal, molasses, milk, and spices, such as cinnamon and nutmeg. It was often baked in a slow oven, giving it a thick, custard-like consistency.

Over time, Indian pudding became a cherished part of American culinary history. Families would gather around the hearth and enjoy this comforting dessert, especially during the colder months. Its simplicity and heartiness made it a staple in many households.

The Perfect Indian Pudding Recipe

Want to try your hand at making Indian pudding? Here's a delectable recipe to get you started:


  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 300°F (150°C).
  2. In a saucepan, heat the milk until scalding, but not boiling.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the cornmeal, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together.
  4. Add the cornmeal mixture to the scalding milk, stirring constantly to prevent lumps from forming.
  5. Cook the mixture over low heat for 10 minutes, until thickened.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in the molasses and butter. If desired, add raisins.
  7. Pour the mixture into a greased baking dish.
  8. Bake for 2 hours, or until the pudding is set in the center.
  9. Allow the Indian pudding to cool slightly before serving.

Now that you have the recipe, it's time to get cooking and indulge in some old-fashioned goodness!

Did you know?

Did you know that Indian pudding was a popular dish among sailors in the 18th and 19th centuries? Its dense and filling nature made it an ideal dessert for long sea voyages. Talk about a sweet treat on the high seas!



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13th November 2015

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