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Baked Ginger Pudding

 Baked Ginger Pudding
This recipe comes from a 1900 cookbook, although I've made some adjustments to suit today's ingredients and cooking methods. Everyone loves thsi timeless soft baked pudding! —Jennifer Musgrove, Wheatland, Iowa
8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + cooling Bake: 1 hour + standing

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cold milk, divided
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon each ground ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Whipped topping or vanilla ice cream, optional

Directions

  • In a saucepan, heat 3 cups milk over medium heat until bubbles form
  • around sides of pan. In a small bowl, combine cornmeal and remaining
  • cold milk; gradually add to heated milk. Cook over medium-low heat
  • for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat. Stir in
  • the molasses, butter, sugar, salt, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cool
  • for 10 minutes. Whisk in the eggs.
  • Pour into a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Bake at 325° for
  • 1 hour or until center is almost set. Let stand for 30 minutes.
  • Serve warm with whipped topping or ice cream if desired. Yield: 8
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 308 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 85 mg cholesterol, 293 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 45 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.