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Toffee-Pear Sticky Pudding

Makes: 9 to 12 servings
Prep 30 mins Bake 350°F 40 mins Cool 10 mins
Toffee-Pear Sticky Pudding
  • 1 1/4  cups  water
  • 1 1/4  cups  pitted whole dates, preferably Medjool dates
  • 1  cup  chopped peeled fresh pears
  • 1/2  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1  cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1  teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground nutmeg
  • 3/4  cup  packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/3  cup  butter, softened
  • 2  eggs
  • 1/2  teaspoon  vanilla
  • 1  recipe  Toffee-Pear Sauce

1. In a large saucepan combine the water, dates, and pears. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cook, covered, about 15 minutes or until fruit is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed. Mash with a potato masher, fork, or immersion blender until as smooth as possible. Stir in baking soda; set aside.

2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8x8x2-inch baking pan; set aside. In a small bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg; set aside. In a large bowl combine brown sugar and butter. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed about 1 minute or until combined. Beat in eggs, one at a time, and vanilla. Stir in date-pear mixture. Stir in flour mixture just until combined. Pour batter into prepared baking pan.

3. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Place pan on a wire rack. Immediately use a long skewer to prick top of cake all over. Spoon the portion of Toffee-Pear Sauce without pears over cake. Bake for 3 minutes more. Cool on the wire rack for 10 minutes. Serve warm with the portion of Toffee-Pear Sauce with pears.

Toffee-Pear Sauce
  • 1  fresh pear
  • 1  tablespoon  butter
  • 1/2  cup  butter
  • 3/4  cup  packed dark brown sugar
  • 3/4  cup  whipping cream
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla

1. Peel and core pear; thinly slice pear. In a medium skillet melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Add pear slices; cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until tender and lightly browned, turning pear slices occasionally and reducing heat to low if pear browns too quickly. Set aside. In a small saucepan melt 1/2 cup butter over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar. Bring to boiling, stirring until sugar dissolves. Boil gently, uncovered, for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Carefully stir in whipping cream. Bring to boiling. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Divide sauce in half. Stir pear slices into one portion.

Nutrition Facts (Toffee-Pear Sticky Pudding)
  • Servings Per Recipe 9,
  • cal. (kcal) 531,
  • Fat, total (g) 27,
  • chol. (mg) 123,
  • sat. fat (g) 17,
  • carb. (g) 72,
  • Monounsaturated fat (g) 7,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 4,
  • sugar (g) 55,
  • pro. (g) 4,
  • vit. A (IU) 875,
  • vit. C (mg) 2,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 40,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 405,
  • Potassium (mg) 307,
  • calcium (mg) 111,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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