Date Pudding

"This is a recipe from Sue Eberly of PA and is sure to please."
 
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Ready In:
1hr
Ingredients:
10
Serves:
9-12
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ingredients

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directions

  • In a saucepan combine 1 cup brown sugar, water, and bring to a boil, cook for 3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add butter.
  • In a bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt, 1/2 cup sugar.
  • Stir in milk until smooth.
  • Add dates and walnuts.
  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Pour syrup into a 8 or 9-inch baking pan; add batter and bake for 45 minutes.
  • Serve warm with whipped cream.

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  1. Magda
    I need clarification- I mixed dry ingredients with wet ingredients, but the way the recipe reads it sounds like you are poring the syrup into a baking dish first and only then add batter. This is so confusing. Can someone advise? I figured out a square dish is needed but that could be added to the recipe too. Thank you!
     
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Reviews

  1. KMOM14
    My Mom and Grandmother used to make date pudding for special occassions and I did not get the family recipe before they passed, so I went in search of one that I could make (I have never tried to make date pudding before). This was deliciously gooey, yummy and easy to make. This recipe is even better than the family recipe as it is much more gooey than any I have ever had before. This best serve warm with a large dollop of whipped cream on the top.
     
  2. JPerez
    Very sticky and delicious - just like the Amish make! I made this for Christmas dinner and everyone loved it. After it finished baking, I cut the cake into 1-inch squares and folded the sauce over the top (makes the cake ooey-gooey). Then, I served with whipped cream.
     
  3. Girl from India
    It more than pleased Chia, not only me and my family but also my dear aunt whom I went to visit for a couple of days. Thank you. Did not change a thing except doubling the recipe and I am glad that I did. :D Served with whipped cream at home and with vanilla icecream at my aunt's place. Stupendous!!! :)Fay
     
  4. Doug D.
    I’ve been in love with date pudding for over 40 years. Sadly I lost my original recipe. For 25 years I’ve been trying to recreate that memory. I’m blown away. This is the best I’ve ever had. Balanced sweetness slightly crunchy.....I’ve stopped looking.. I recommend based on those 25 years of trials that you use one and half (1 1/2) cup of water... doing so creates a creamy syrup once baked spoon it over the breading...just heavenly. Cheers to whoever posted this winner!!!
     
  5. suzebrown
    This recipe is brilliant! My Israeli relatives who were visiting the city gave me the biggest box of dates I have ever seen, so I looked up several recipes for date pudding and decided on this one because, quite frankly, I felt it was simple enough for me to manage. The result was astonishing-- deliciously gooey as others have said, and absolute perfection with a huge dollop of freshly whipped cream. Since I still have lots of dates, I'll be making this pudding again real soon.
     
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  1. Eric T.
    My mother is on hospice and date pudding been in our family since her parents or my grandmother made it. She's currently bed ridden and her voice is not there. Thanks mom for inviting me last year to join you in preparing date pudding for the holidays when u were a younger 89. The recipe will live on. I'm headed to store today to buy my dates and walnuts. I will make today or tommorrow and surprise my brothers and sister with date pudding thursday.
     

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