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Poor-Man's Pudding

Poor-Man’s Pudding
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by in May 2002
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Yield: Makes 6 servings.


  • For syrup:
  • 1-1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For dough:
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup milk


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Make a syrup from the first four ingredients, bringing them to a boil. Set aside. For the dough, cream butter with sugar. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into butter mixture; add milk. Pour syrup into a 13x9-inch pan, then drop dough over the syrup. Bake for 30 minutes.
Updated Wednesday, February 9th, 2005

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