Upside-Down Date Pudding

Upside-Down Date Pudding created by KristinV

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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  • 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.
  • Put the dates in a small bowl. Top with 1 cup boiling water and set aside.
  • In another small bowl blend 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons butter and egg. Beat well.
  • In another bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add to egg/sugar mixture alternately with cooled date mixture.
  • Pour batter into an 8x12x2 inch baking dish. Pour brown sugar sauce evenly over batter.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Cut into squares and invert to serve. Top each serving with whipped cream.
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"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. KristinV
    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)
  2. Scoutie
    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.
  3. KristinV
    Upside-Down Date Pudding Created by KristinV
  4. Darkhunter
    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.
  5. Coasty
    Upside-Down Date Pudding Created by Coasty
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