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.
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
Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees
Separate three large eggs. Put side yolks in medium glass bowl. Put aside whites in medium glass bowl.
Fold in sugar while you beat your egg whites. Egg whites should be stiffly beaten.
Mix in chopped dates and nuts with a wooden spoon. Mix well. Pudding will have very coarse texture.
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
Serving size: 1/2 cup
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value *
Fat 25 g
Saturated fat 5 g
Carbohydrates 95 g
Fiber 6 g
Protein 7 g
Cholesterol 125 mg
Sodium 265 mg
* 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.