Date Pudding

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.


2 servings

Updated: Oct. 15, 2022
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


  • 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 all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Dash salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Whipped cream


  1. 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.
  2. Spread into a greased 1-qt. baking dish; dot with butter. Bake at 325° for 30 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve with whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 646 calories, 27g fat (6g saturated fat), 124mg cholesterol, 273mg sodium, 97g carbohydrate (80g sugars, 7g fiber), 13g protein.

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