“A warming dessert, just right for a cold winter's night. Now this is comfort food, a combination of Sticky Date and Golden Syprup pudding with a layer of cooked pears. Served with whipped cream this is just divine! The hardest part is finding just the right pan to cook it in!”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 180°C.
  2. With butter grease a 1.25-1.5 litre ovenproof dish, and arrange the pear halves, cut side up, in the dish.
  3. Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl, stir in the sugar.
  4. Beat the egg into the milk, then beat egg mixture into the butter.
  5. Pour batter into the dry ingredients and whisk well with beater until smooth then pour batter over the pears and set aside.
  6. To make the sticky topping: Put the brown sugar and syrup into a small saucepan with 175ml cold water.
  7. Warm through over a medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves then
  8. increase the heat and bring to the boil without stirring. Take off the heat and immediately pour the sauce over the unbaked pudding.
  9. Sit buttered ovenproof dish in a baking tray half filled with water and bake for 45 minutes until the sponge is golden and sticky on top.
  10. Leave for 5 minutes before serving with cream.

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