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Upside-Down Date Pudding

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“This sweet and tasty dessert came from a cookbook put out by Dorothy Mengering, mother of Late Night talk show host David Letterman.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil. Add 1 tablespoon butter and 1 1/2 cups brown sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
  2. Put the dates in a small bowl. Top with 1 cup boiling water and set aside.
  3. In another small bowl blend 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons butter and egg. Beat well.
  4. In another bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add to egg/sugar mixture alternately with cooled date mixture.
  5. Pour batter into an 8x12x2 inch baking dish. Pour brown sugar sauce evenly over batter.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Cut into squares and invert to serve. Top each serving with whipped cream.

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