Tennessee Peach Pudding

Peaches might be more closely associated with Georgia but that’s not the only peach-loving state. This Tennessee-style peach dessert recipe is also incredible. The peach filling is sweet and spiked with cinnamon and vanilla, while the topping might strike you as unusual. It isn’t a crumble or oat-based topping you might expect, but instead it’s a liquid topping that sets perfectly in the oven. Served with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream on top, this is sure to wow your tastebuds.

Tennessee Peach Pudding

This dessert is seriously good. You just have to be patient while it’s baking in the oven and trust it is going to be amazing! The butter, sugar, water, and nutmeg topping is seriously strange-sounding but don’t worry because this always comes out incredible. It’s a hot, sticky, moist, sweet, and utterly delicious peach dessert which everyone will adore. You’re going to need plenty of it, since everybody is going to want a second helping!

Tennessee Peach Pudding

This dessert is pretty unusual and the odds are you’ve never seen anything quite like it. With the liquid topping and interesting combination of flavors, the magic all happens when this is baking in the oven. The topping melts and crystallizes, changing from liquid to a crunchy, sweet, and fabulous topping.

Tennessee Peach Pudding

Why You’ll Love the Recipe:

This Tennessee peach pudding is such an unusual dessert. The flavorful peach mixture and unusual liquid topping cook harmoniously together and the result is going to be one of the tastiest hot desserts you ever tried.

Tennessee Peach Pudding

How to Serve It:

This peach dessert is best served hot from the oven with either ice cream or whipped cream on top.

Tennessee Peach Pudding

Ingredients Needed:

For the Filling:

  • Peaches
  • White sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Whole milk
  • Baking powder
  • All-purpose flour
  • Vanilla extract
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Salt

For the Topping:

  • White sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Unsalted butter
  • Water
Tennessee Peach Pudding Ingredients

How to make Tennessee Peach Pudding:

Preheat the oven to 400ºF and grease a 13×9-inch baking dish.

First make the topping.

Whisk the brown and white sugars and nutmeg together in a pan over moderate heat.

Stir in the butter and nutmeg.

Bring the mixture to a boil and keep stirring until the sugar dissolves.

Take the pan off the heat and set to one side.

Tennessee Peach Pudding

Whisk the flour with the baking powder, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a bowl.

Whisk in the vanilla and milk until smooth.

Fold in the peach chunks with a flat metal spoon.

Tennessee Peach Pudding

Now pour the peach mixture into the greased baking pan.

Tennessee Peach Pudding

Pour the topping over it.

Tennessee Peach Pudding

Cook for about 55 minutes, keeping an eye on it and covering it with foil if it starts to get too dark.

Tennessee Peach Pudding

Let the dessert cool for about 15 minutes then serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream if liked.

Yes, you can make this ahead if you want. Warm it back up in the oven or microwave.

Storage Instructions:

Leftovers will keep for up to 3 days in a sealed container in the fridge

Variations and Substitutions:

Use fresh or thawed peaches, as you prefer, or try nectarines instead. You can also try a pinch of allspice in place of the nutmeg. Tennessee Peach Pudding