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Date Pudding With Cherry Sauce

Yield 9 servings


  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons shortening, melted
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cherry Sauce
  • Whipped cream

How to Make It

  1. Combine dates, water, and soda in a small bowl; set aside. Combine sugar, pecans, egg, and shortening in a medium mixing bowl; stir until well blended. Add flour alternately with date mixture to sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour. Stir in vanilla.

  2. Pour mixture into a greased 9- inch square baking pan. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool pudding in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes. Cut into 3-inch squares, and transfer to individual serving plates. Top with Cherry Sauce, and garnish with a dollop of whipped cream.

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