Warm date pudding with butterscotch sauce

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
15 min
1 hr
This warm date pudding is the perfect recipe to make on the chilliest winter night. Buy your dates pitted to cut back on preparation time. If you can't find fresh ones with the pits already removed, cut a slit in each date and push the pit out. It's important to let them soak for about 5 minutes so they're softened enough to purée in a blender. Fold in the flour and creamed margarine, sugar, and eggs, then let the date pudding bake away in the oven until it's cooked through. The butterscotch sauce also comes together in minutes and features brown sugar, light cream, and margarine. Simply drizzle it over the pudding right before serving.



3½ oz, chopped

Mineral water

1 fl oz

Baking soda

1 tsp

Reduced-calorie margarine

¼ cup(s)

Splenda No Calorie sweetener packets

½ cup(s)


2 large

White self-rising flour

1 cup(s)

Unpacked brown sugar

¾ cup(s)

Light cream

½ cup(s)

Reduced-calorie margarine

4 Tbsp


  1. Coat an 8-inch round cake pan with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Combine dates and water in a pan, bring to a boil, remove from heat and stir in baking soda. Let mixture stand for 5 minutes and then process in a blender until smooth.
  3. Cream margarine, sugar and eggs with an electric mixer until thick and creamy. Fold in flour and then date mixture. Pour into prepared pan and bake for about 45 minutes or until cooked through. Allow pudding to cool for 10 minutes and then remove from pan.
  4. To make Butterscotch Sauce, combine brown sugar, cream, and 4 tablespoons margarine in a small pot and heat without boiling, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  5. Increase heat and simmer for 3 minutes, careful not to burn sauce. Drizzle over warm pudding to serve.