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Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Christmas Maple Pudding, Maple Butterscotch Sauce...

Fancy making this Christmas Maple Pudding, Maple Butterscotch Sauce?

Serves 10


For the pudding:

  • 250g dates
  • 5 tbsp maple syrup
  • 85g unsalted butter
  • 85g maple sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 200ml water
  • 100ml Cointreau 
  • 150ml whole fat milk
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla 
  • ½ tsp mixed spice
  • 80g chopped dried apricots
  • ½ tsp fresh nutmeg
  • 80g sultanas
  • 50g ginger

For the butterscotch sauce:
  • 75g unsalted butter
  • 125g maple sugar
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 135ml double cream

  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC / Gas mark 4. 
  2. Line a tray or Bundt mould with greaseproof paper. 
  3. Soak the dates in boiling water and liqueur for 30 mins and add vanilla. 
  4. Beat butter and maple sugar until white and creamy. Add eggs, a little at a time. 
  5. Sieve flour, baking powder, nutmeg, mixed spice and fold a third into mixture. Then add half of the milk. Repeat until all mixed in. 
  6. Add dates and rest of dried fruits to the mixture. 
  7. Place into tin or Bundt mould and cook in the centre of the oven for 20-25 mins. 

For the sauce:
  1. Heat the butter and maple sugar on a medium heat with 50ml of cream. 
  2. When the maple sugar has dissolved and turns to toffee colour, take it off the heat and add the remaining cream. 
  3. Turn out the pudding onto a plate and pour the sauce over the top.
  4. Serve with ice cream or crème fraiche.

Top Tips:
  1. The Christmas pudding mix can be made as early as three months in advance, so there’s plenty of time for preparation during the hectic Christmas period.
  2. Any dry fruits of your preference can be used in this recipe. These should be gently steamed.
  3. Don’t worry if you can’t get your hands on a Bundt mould; any baking tray is suitable and should be lined with greaseproof paper. 

Recipe c/o We Love Maple



  1. I think I would just eat this with a spoon, never mind on cake. Sounds amazing! 😘

  2. Mm, that looks and sounds amazing!

  3. Oh my Claire, this looks absolutely amazing and just my cup of tea, thank you for sharing x

    1. Thanks for the comment Cathy. I love anything sweet!

  4. This looks utterly divine. I loved it even before I read that it had Cointreau in it but that sealed it for me!

  5. WOW!!! This looks AMAZING! I am literally salivating! I'm sure mine wouldn't look like that though!

  6. Sounds and looks absolutely amazing. A lovely combination of ingredients for a decadent dessert.

  7. Oh my goodness, do I have to share the cake? I'd probably have to make each person one of their own as that looks way too good to share ;D Mouth is watering!

    1. Thanks for the comment Holly.. I hate having to share ;)

  8. I Love butterscotch......I have pinned this so I don't forget where it is and will be making it at christmas

    1. Thanks for the pin Kara. Hope you get to try it :)

  9. Woozier that looks scrummy. No good for the diet but great on the taste buds I bet. x x


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