January 12, 2021 | POSTED IN

Ozark Pudding

pie dish filled with apples and walnuts and baked

This recipe is taken from Bess Truman, the wife of President Harry Truman. According to anecdotal records, this was the president’s favorite dessert. It is a marvelous way to use up any apples or nuts left over from the Holidays. Easy to make – you really must give this a try.

Serves 4*


  • 1 egg
  • ¾ Cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ Teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • ½ Cup chopped peeled apples
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract


In a mixing bowl, blend the egg and sugar together. Add the flour, baking powder, vanilla, and salt and mix to a smooth paste. Fold in the nuts and apples. Pour into a buttered pie tin or small casserole dish. Bake at 350 for 30 – 35 minutes.

Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.

*Recipe may be doubled for a 9 – inch pie dish.