Well, yes this is partially due to my heritage and partially due to the fact that June 27 was/is National Indian Pudding Day. (: For daily updates of what food holidays there are (every single day of the year) please visit and ‘like’ my Facebook Page.
So with that knowledge I was motivated to try Indian Corn Pudding (and made up most of the recipe from knowing what I liked and what we had on hand). It was a great new taste! I thoroughly enjoyed it and it was so easy! I will admit though, that being a warm pudding and the specific flavors, I will prefer this dessert during the winter months best…likely closer to Thanksgiving!
Hope you enjoy!
- 3.5 c. milk (or use almond or coconut milk for dairy free option)
- ½ c. freshly milled cornmeal
- ½ tsp. salt
- 3 eggs
- ¼ c. light brown sugar (or succanant)
- ⅓ c. molasses
- 2 tbsp. butter (or use coconut oil to make dairy free)
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- ⅛ tsp. allspice
- ⅙ tsp. ginger
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ⅔ cup chopped dates or chopped raisins
- After assembling all ingredients and before starting the actual mixing lightly grease crock-pot. We like to use coconut oil for this.
- Preheat it empty on high for 20 minutes while you're doing the next steps.
- Meanwhile bring milk or nut-milk, cornmeal and salt to a low boil. Boil, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes.
- Cover and simmer on very low an additional 10 minutes stirring occasionally to make sure it doesn't stick. The mixture will become thick.
- In a large bowl, combine eggs, brown sugar, molasses, vanilla, butter or coconut oil, and spices. Mix all together until well blended.
- Temper this mixture by spooning in and well incorporating about ¼ cup of the hot cornmeal. Do this step twice to increase the temperature of the egg/spice mixture.
- Now gradually beat the tempered egg/spice mixture into hot cornmeal mixture; whisk until smooth.
- Stir in raisins or finely chopped dates. Pour into your pre-heated/oiled crock and cook on high for 2 to 3 hours or low* for 6 to 8 hours.
Other tips and topics to this recipe:
* See this blog post if you have issues with your low setting on your crock pot being still too high. http://www.millersgrainhouse.com/blog/how-to-fix-a-crock-pot-that-gets-too-hot/