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Date Pudding

 Date Pudding
THIS PUDDING has been our family's favorite dessert for Thanksgiving and Christmas for 65 years...and it's still on the menu. At Christmas, I top each serving with a touch of green-tinted whipped cream and a red maraschino cherry. Whenever I bring this pudding to a potluck supper, it gets rave reviews, along with requests for the recipe. -Opal Hamer, St. Petersburg, Florida
2 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Dash salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Whipped cream

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine the dates, walnuts and sugar. In another bowl,
  • beat egg, milk and vanilla. Add to date mixture; mix well. Combine
  • flour, baking powder and salt; add to the date mixture.
  • Spread into a greased 1-qt. baking dish; dot with butter. Bake at
  • 325° for 30 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center
  • comes out clean. Serve with whipped cream. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1/2 cup (calculated without whipping cream) equals 646 calories, 27 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 124 mg cholesterol, 273 mg sodium, 97 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 13 g protein.