Upside-Down Date Pudding

Oxmoor House
12 servings


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1 cup whole pitted dates, chopped
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups firmly packed brown sugar, divided
3 tablespoons butter, divided
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 1/2 cups boiling water
Sweetened whipped cream


Combine dates and 1 cup boiling water in a small bowl; set aside.

Combine 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons butter, and egg in a large mixing bowl; beat at medium speed of an electric mixer until blended.

Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; stir well. Add to sugar mixture, beating well. (Mixture will be crumbly.) Stir in nuts and cooled date mixture.

Spoon batter into a lightly greased 13" x 9" x 2" pan. Combine remaining 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, 1 1/2 cups boiling water, and remaining 1 tablespoon butter, stirring mixture well.

Pour brown sugar mixture evenly over batter. Bake at 375° for 35 to 40 minutes. Serve warm with whipped cream.

Created date

October 2003