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Serves: 12-15
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Cooking Method: Bake


3 c brown sugar
3 1/2 c water
2 or 3 Tbsp butter
1/2 c brown sugar
1 c milk
1 c chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts)
1 c chopped dates (pitted)
2 c all purpose flour
4 tsp baking powder

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Ellen Bales Recipe
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Indianapolis, IN (pop. 2.8M)
Member Since Jun 2010
Ellen's notes for this recipe:
Great addition at Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, or anytime family and friends get together. WARNING: very rich!
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Combine first 3 ingredients. Make a syrup and boil 3 minutes. Pour into lightly floured 9x13 inch pan.
Combine remaining ingredients to make dough. Drop dough into the hot syrup by spoonsful.
Bake in moderate oven (350) for 30 minutes.
Serve warm with whipped cream.

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user Ellen Bales Starwriter - Oct 7, 2012
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user Susan Cutler suak - Dec 2, 2012
Hi Ellen, I have a bag of dates just waiting for your recipe. lol I am going to try this one sounds wonderful, and we love Dates!! Thanks!

user Ellen Bales Starwriter - Dec 3, 2012
I have to tell you what happened last year. I made a big double recipe for my family's Christmas dinner. Took it straight from the oven and headed out to the car for a 50 mile drive. Oh, forgot to mention it was in a glass Pyrex pan. Got to the dinner, carried it inside and opened the casserole carrier. The glass pan was in a million pieces with date pudding running out all over the place!
There's a lesson for new cooks--and old ones like me should know better. I'm told Pyrex will go from cold to hot easily, but not vice versa. We live and learn!
user Susan Cutler suak - Dec 3, 2012
OMG! That must have been awful for you...I set a huge pyrex dish housing a large ham ready to go into my oven one Easter. I had company and family there. The burner had not been turned off completely and it did not tell me! LOL It broke into thousands/millions of pieces too-I know what that is like..I didn't dare use the beautiful ham so went to my freezer and got out a roast. It was small but it had to do...ha

At least I was at home, you were 50 miles away..:(
user Ellen Bales Starwriter - Dec 3, 2012
I'd like to make it again this year because, obviously, we didn't get to eat any of it. But this time I will use a metal pan!

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