Recipes and Cooking Toffee-Pear Sticky Pudding Be the first to rate & review! Sticky toffee pudding meets pear dessert in this date-sweetened dessert recipe. Serve warm and spoon on the toffee-pear sauce just before digging in and this sticky pudding will really live up to its name. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on April 9, 2018 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 30 mins Bake Time: 40 mins Cool Time: 10 mins Total Time: 30 mins Servings: 9 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 ¼ cup water 1 ¼ cup pitted whole dates, preferably Medjool dates 1 cup chopped peeled fresh pears ½ teaspoon baking soda 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg ¾ cup packed dark brown sugar ⅓ cup butter, softened 2 eggs ½ teaspoon vanilla 1 recipe Toffee-Pear Sauce Toffee-Pear Sauce 1 fresh pear 1 tablespoon butter ½ cup butter ¾ cup packed dark brown sugar ¾ cup whipping cream 1 teaspoon vanilla Directions 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. Preheat oven to 350°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. 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 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. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 531 Calories 27g Fat 72g Carbs 4g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 9 Calories 531 % Daily Value * Total Fat 27g 35% Saturated Fat 17g 85% Cholesterol 123mg 41% Sodium 405mg 18% Total Carbohydrate 72g 26% Total Sugars 55g Protein 4g Vitamin C 1.8mg 9% Calcium 111.1mg 9% Iron 1.4mg 8% Potassium 307mg 7% Folate, total 40.3mcg Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.