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    Upside-Down Date Pudding

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    loof's Note:

    This sweet and tasty dessert came from a cookbook put out by Dorothy Mengering, mother of Late Night talk show host David Letterman.

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    1. 1
      In a medium saucepan, bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil. Add 1 tablespoon butter and 1 1/2 cups brown sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
    2. 2
      Put the dates in a small bowl. Top with 1 cup boiling water and set aside.
    3. 3
      In another small bowl blend 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons butter and egg. Beat well.
    4. 4
      In another bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add to egg/sugar mixture alternately with cooled date mixture.
    5. 5
      Pour batter into an 8x12x2 inch baking dish. Pour brown sugar sauce evenly over batter.
    6. 6
      Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Cut into squares and invert to serve. Top each serving with whipped cream.

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    • on July 01, 2010


      I also cut down on the sugar and realised when it was too late to go to the supermarket that I didn't have enough brown sugar for the sauce so I substituted white sugar. If I was to make this one again, I would use better quality dates, make sure I had enough brown sugar and cut the nutmeg by half as I found it quite overwhelming. Made for ZWT 6 Family Picks (Voracious Vagabonds)

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    • on June 30, 2010


      I usually don't like things overly sweet, so I took the advice of other reviewers and cut the sugar back...1 cup in the sauce and 1/4 cup in the pudding. That said, I have never done much cooking with dates and we enjoyed this. I did freeze the leftovers, I hope it will be ok. Thanks for posting, loof. Made for ZWT 6, Zingo.

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    • on June 25, 2010


      Fantastic date pudding! I did as suggested by the other posters and decreased the sugar, somewhat. This will be my give-away dessert for a while. Thnx for sharing your recipe, loof! Made for the Voracious Vagabonds of ZWT 6.

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    Nutritional Facts for Upside-Down Date Pudding

    Serving Size: 1 (97 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 211.3
    Calories from Fat 24
    Total Fat 2.7 g
    Saturated Fat 1.5 g
    Cholesterol 18.9 mg
    Sodium 179.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 46.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
    Sugars 35.5 g
    Protein 1.9 g

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