Tested till perfect Steamed Pumpkin Pudding with Brown Sugar Sauce

Steamed Pumpkin Pudding with Brown Sugar Sauce

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

By Rheanna Kish and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: November 2009

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  • Portion size 6

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 1cupchopped pitted datedates
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupbrandy or boiling water
  • 1 cup 1cupfresh bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cuppacked brown sugar
  • 2 2eggeggs
  • 1 cup 1cuppumpkin purée
  • 1-1/4 cups 1-1/4cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp 1tspbaking powder
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch 1pinchground cloves
  • 1 pinch 1pinchsalt

Brown Sugar Sauce:

  • 2/3 cup 2/3cuppacked brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup 2/3cupwhipping cream
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupsalted butter
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Preparation

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 Information Per each of 6 servings: about

cal 691 pro 7g total fat 35g sat. fat 21g
carb 91g fibre 5g chol 157mg sodium 302mg
potassium 514mg

% RDI:

calcium 11 iron 24 vit A 112 vit C 3
folate 35
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