Dates make this moist, cake-like steamed pudding “sticky,” and a final drizzle of silken butterscotch sauce makes it utterly irresistible. When our ovens are filled to capacity for holiday entertaining, we turn to this comforting slow cooker dessert for its luscious flavor as much for its convenience. This is from cookbook writer and dear friend Peggy Fallon.
Excerpted from Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Recipes for Entertaining, by Beth Hensperger and Julie Kaufmann. © 2007, used by permission from The Harvard Common Press.