Grandma’s Peach Pudding

We often visited my great-grandparents on the family farm on Saturday mornings when I was a kid, and if Grandma had her way, she’d ‘twist our arms’ into staying for lunch.  It was much more of a hardship on her part than ours as she was a fantastic cook.

Grandma always had something to offer for dessert, but I remember being very confused when she said we were having peach pudding.  I could only picture the vanilla or chocolate variety that came from a boxed mix, so when she served this fruit-and-cake concoction, I was hooked!

Grandma served her pudding with ice cream or farm-fresh milk poured over top, with maybe a sprinkle of extra sugar.  Either way, this is a delicious and different use for summer peaches!

We had to make some last night …

the kids were so excited that they even ate the peelings from the peaches!

To make the real thing, here’s what you need:

1 c. flour
1/4 t. salt
1 egg
1/3 c. milk
1 t. baking powder
1/4 c. sugar
1 T. shortening

Cover the bottom of a baking dish 1″-2″ deep with sliced peaches (in the above small dish, I used four large peaches).  Sprinkle with sugar and drizzle a bit of water over the top.  Then mix all above ingredients to make a batter and pour over the top of the peaches.  Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.  Serve with ice-cold milk or a scoop of ice cream.  🙂

Peach Pudding
Grandma eventually showed me how to make it, and I remember watching her hands as she showed me how it was done.  Last night my Big Helper and I made this together.  I hope that someday she can show her own little ones!
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