Ozark Pudding

An Oldie but Goodie – Ozark Pudding

I can’t remember where I got this recipe from, but I have been making since I first moved out on my own. It is a quick and easy dessert and doesn’t make a whole lot; so it was good when I was single. As I was researching for this site (trying to discover where I may have gotten the recipe), I found the following information and picture.

Mrs. Truman’s Famous Ozark Pudding

Ozark pudding is a dry fruit custard with nuts that, as the name implies, seems to originate in Missouri, being named after The Ozarks region. It is most famous for being a favorite food of President Harry Truman, a recipe by his wife Bess Truman having been widely published in the 1950s, including it being her contribution to the Congressional Club Cookbook. 

History of Ozark Pudding from Wikipedia:

Serve it warm and with a dollop of whipped cream on top, or if you can’t be bothered with whipping cream at the moment, I’m pretty sure a little drizzle of heavy cream poured over the top would be equally good. Some vanilla ice cream would be most excellent.

Ozark Pudding Unbaked
Ozark Pudding Baked

Ozark Pudding Serving
Ozark Pudding Serving
Ozark Pudding - Doesn't last long
Ozark Pudding – Doesn’t last long

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Ozark Pudding

An oldie but a goody.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 156 kcal


  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • cup flour
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • cup apples sliced
  • ½ cup nuts


  • Mix until creamy the egg and sugar in a bowl.
  • Sift the flour, baking power, and salt and then add to to above gradually, mixing well.
  • Add and mix in to mixture, lemon juice, apples and nuts.
  • Grease and flour pie pan. Add mixture. Bake for 30 minutes at 325° F.

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Calories: 156kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 3gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 112mgPotassium: 75mgFiber: 1gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 34IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 48mgIron: 1mg
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