Here is a favorite dessert recipe that came from my grandma. My mother would make this recipe typically at Christmas, but it was also made for special occasions during the year. I don't have a picture of it to post, which I wish I did, because it's a beautiful dish. It's served in a trifle dish, layered with dollops of whipped cream.

At Christmas my mom would use food coloring to make the whipped cream pink and green and then layer green, pink, and white cream in the dish. I actually prefer the whipped cream without the food coloring but you could make it whatever color you wanted, I suppose, if you wanted to coordinate with a theme.

What's YOUR favorite dessert recipe??

Date Pudding
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. water
1 Tbsp. butter
Combine water and sugar and cook together for 3 minutes to make a syrup. Take off heat and add butter and set aside.
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. milk
1 c. dates, chopped
1/2 c. chopped nuts (I usually use walnuts or pecans)
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add milk and stir until smooth. Fold in nuts and dates. Pour syrup into greased baking dish. Pour batter over the syrup and bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes. Serve topped with whipped cream on in a trifle dish with alternating dollops of pudding and whipped cream.
My mom baked this in a 9x13 dish.

1 comment:

  1. Apple Crisp is one of my favourite homemade desserts (and, compared to a lot of desserts, it's even fairly healthy!)

    4-5 apples, peeled and sliced into small pieces
    1/4 cup sugar
    1 tablespoon flour
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/8 teaspoon salt

    Put the apples in a pre-greased baking dish.

    mix together:
    1 cup oatmeal
    1/2 cup brown sugar
    1/4 cup olive oil (or butter or margarine)
    1/4 teaspoon baking soda

    Put the rest of the above ingredients in a bowl and mix them together. Crumble the dry ingredients over the apples. (you may want to press the crumbled mixture down a little if it looks too lumpy.)

    Pour 2-4 tablespoons water over it.

    Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes.

    This is even more delicious when served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!