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

Claire Justine
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  1. Clairejustine oxox
    13th December 2016 / 10:06 am

    Hehe, thanks lovely 🙂

  2. Tamar SB
    13th December 2016 / 10:08 am

    Mm, that looks and sounds amazing!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      13th December 2016 / 7:58 pm

      Thanks for the comment Tamar 🙂

  3. Cathy
    13th December 2016 / 12:17 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      13th December 2016 / 7:59 pm

      Thanks for the comment Cathy. I love anything sweet!

  4. Sharon
    13th December 2016 / 1:50 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      13th December 2016 / 7:59 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Sharon 🙂

  5. Five Little Doves
    13th December 2016 / 2:01 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      13th December 2016 / 7:59 pm

      I bet it would :):)

  6. helen @ fussfreeflavours
    13th December 2016 / 4:23 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      13th December 2016 / 8:00 pm

      Thanks for the comment Helen 🙂

  7. Holly Campbell-Smith
    13th December 2016 / 5:34 pm

    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!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      13th December 2016 / 8:00 pm

      Thanks for the comment Holly.. I hate having to share 😉

  8. Kara Guppy
    13th December 2016 / 8:32 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      14th December 2016 / 9:14 pm

      Thanks for the pin Kara. Hope you get to try it 🙂

  9. Please may I?
    13th December 2016 / 10:08 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      14th December 2016 / 9:14 pm

      Hehe, my diet starts after Christmas 🙂

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