American Poverty Pudding (Circa 1933)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

Lest we forget, a baked sweet pudding made with corn flakes. Another special recipe from my mom's Whispering Pines Grandmother's Club Cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Spread corn flakes in a greased, deep pudding dish.
  2. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over the corn flakes.
  3. Set pudding dish in a pan of hot water.
  4. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.
  5. When times are better, add 1/2 cup of raisins sprinkled over corn flakes before adding remaining ingredients.


Most Helpful

I thought this sounde4d interesting but made it as a breakfast pudding rather than dessert. I changed it a bit to suit my tastes, I did a half batch, not a ginger fan so left it out & also left out the sugar as I thought the molasses would be sweet enough for me. To jazz it up a bit I also added a handful frozen mixed berries. Served it warm with some vanilla yoghurt for a very tasty brekky. Thanks!

**Mandy** July 25, 2007

Yum! This is definitely comfort food. The pudding part was very creamy, and it had a very mild flavor. If you like strong foods, you'd have to increase the sugar and add some spices. I'll be keeping this one--thanks, bshemyshua!

cannonmonkey January 10, 2008

I love recipes like this and it sounded interesting. I added raisins and my family loved it. I think when we get back to basics, we are getting back to some of the best. Thanks for posting!!

Country Cook in Oklahoma August 15, 2007

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