Adapted from food.com
cups milk (If adding apples, decrease the amount of milk to 2 cups)
cup dark molasses
egg, well beaten
cups thinly sliced apples (optional)
1 Preheat oven to 325°F. 2 In the top of a double boiler over direct heat, heat the milk to boiling. 3 Stir in the corn meal. 4 Place the milk/corn meal mixture over boiling water. 5 Cook them for about 15 minutes. 6 Stir in molasses and cook for about 5 minutes. 7 Remove from heat. 8 Stir in the butter, salt, ginger, sugar, egg, raisins, cinnamon and apples (if you are using them). 9 Pour the batter into a well-greased baking dish. 10 Bake the pudding from 1 1/2 to 2 hours. 11 Pudding is usually served warm (or hot) with Hard Sauce. 12 Its a New England custom to serve Indian Pudding with a scoop of Vanilla ice cream on the top.