Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Date Pudding with Butter Sauce

This Christmas Date Pudding with Butter Sauce will make you the hit of any Christmas get together. Steeped in tradition , this pudding will become a repeat perfomer at many holiday gatherings.
Christmas Date Pudding will have a very coarse texture.
Christmas Date Pudding will have a very coarse texture.

Indulge in the Decadent Christmas Pudding

Christmas pudding is part of a traditional English pudding. Date pudding is served at Amish Weddings. Date pudding with butter sauce is a unique Christmas desert that will become a beloved family tradition. You can serve it at the end of a Christmas dinner or later in the evening with coffee.
It is a very rich desert and can be served on it's own. Using butter is essential for the rich flavor and texture of this desert. It is not something you can make a low fat version of. If you are counting calories this holiday season , you will want to count them elsewhere , and enjoy this decadent indulgent desert.
This desert could also be served late Christmas morning in place of pastry. Again it can be a stand alone item served with juice and coffee. It can also be served at a holiday gathering , it goes wonderfully with hot rum drinks.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 40 min
Ready in: 55 min
Yields: This recipe makes about 4 servings

Ingredients for Christmas Date Pudding

  • 6 large eggs, separated
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 stick butter, unsalted
  • 4 tbs flour, heaping
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups dates, chopped
  • 2 cups walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt, kosher

Instructions for Christmas Date Pudding

  1. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Separate three large eggs. Put side yolks in medium glass bowl. Put aside whites in medium glass bowl.
  3. Fold in sugar while you beat your egg whites. Egg whites should be stiffly beaten.
  4. Beat egg yolks and add to mixture.
  5. Fold in flour,baking powder, and salt.
  6. Mix in chopped dates and nuts with a wooden spoon. Mix well. Pudding will have very coarse texture.
  7. Spread into a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Bake pudding at 325 for 40 minutes or until fork inserted in center comes out clean. Check after 30 minutes.

Nutrition for Christmas Date Pudding without Butter Sauce

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1/2 cup
Calories from Fat225
% Daily Value *
Fat 25 g38%
Saturated fat 5 g25%
Carbohydrates 95 g32%
Fiber 6 g24%
Protein 7 g14%
Cholesterol 125 mg42%
Sodium 265 mg11%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Ingredients for Butter Sauce

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter unsalted
  • 2 cups water boiling
  • 2 tablespoons flour heaping
Use brown sugar in the butter sauce recipe for carmelized butter sauce.
Use brown sugar in the butter sauce recipe for carmelized butter sauce.

Instructions for Butter Sauce

  1. In a large bowl combine sugar and flour.
  2. Cut in softened butter with fork
  3. Place mixture in sauce pan
  4. Add boiling water to pan.
  5. Whisk in heaping four
  6. Over medium heat stir mixture slowly until thickens.
  7. Generally it will take 5 plus minutes to thicken
  8. Do not boil.
  9. Let set a couple of minutes to thicken more and then pour over pudding while hot.
  10. To make this a carmelized sauce use brown sugar instead of white.

Date Pudding with a marshmellow and carmel sauce.
Date Pudding with a marshmellow and carmel sauce.
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