Steamed Pumpkin Pudding with Brown Sugar Sauce

Author: Canadian Living

Sticky date pudding gets a makeover using pumpkin purée. Be sure to use pure pumpkin purée instead of pumpkin pie filling.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: November 2009

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped pitted date
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup salted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 1 pinch salt
Brown Sugar Sauce:
  • 2/3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cups whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup salted butter

Method

In bowl, soak dates in brandy for at least 1 hour or for up to 24 hours. Stir in bread crumbs; set aside.

In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy; beat in eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each. Beat in pumpkin. Whisk together flour, baking powder, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and salt; stir into butter mixture. Stir in date mixture.

Divide pudding among 6 greased 3/4-cup (175 mL) custard cups or ramekins, smoothing tops. Place circle of parchment paper directly on surface. Cover each with double-thickness foil; press down side.

Place cups on rack in roasting pan; pour in enough boiling water to come halfway up sides of cups. Cover pan with foil and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until skewer inserted into centre of each comes out clean, about 1 hour.

Remove cups from water; remove foil and parchment. Let stand for 10 minutes. Run knife around edges to loosen; turn out onto plates. (Make-ahead: Let cool.Wrap individually and refrigerate for up to 24 hours; reheat in microwave.)

Brown Sugar Sauce: In saucepan, bring sugar, cream and butter to boil; reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes. Stir until smooth. Serve with puddings.

Nutritional facts Per each of 6 servings: about

  • Sodium 302 mg
  • Protein 7 g
  • Calories 691.0
  • Total fat 35 g
  • Potassium 514 mg
  • Cholesterol 157 mg
  • Saturated fat 21 g
  • Total carbohydrate 91 g

%RDI

  • Iron 24.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 35.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 11.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 112.0
  • Vitamin C 3.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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