This is a Quebec recipe. Very simple and easy. You can add nuts if you like. The maple syrup pudding is an 'upgraded' version of poor man's pudding, which uses brown sugar syrup. The maple syrup will sink to the bottom.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 8 inch square pan
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8x8 inch baking pan.

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  • In a medium bowl, beat together sugar, butter, egg, and vanilla extract using an electric mixer until soft and creamy, at least 10 minutes.

  • Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the butter mixture a little at a time, alternating with the maple syrup and milk. Just mix enough to moisten. Pour into the prepared pan.

  • Bake in a preheated oven for 45 minutes. The maple syrup will sink to the bottom, and the top should be lightly browned. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

132 calories; protein 2.1g 4% DV; carbohydrates 25.1g 8% DV; fat 2.7g 4% DV; cholesterol 21.7mg 7% DV; sodium 135.4mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2007
This may be helpful...Some people seem to not be familiar with a traditional English (I think the Canadians may be using this also) pudding which is more like a gooey bread ie: figgy pudding plum pudding black pudding etc. The creamy stuff we call pudding in the U.S. would be referred to as a custard in most places. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/03/2005
I'm confused. It's not pudding at all it's cake plus it was kind of dry. My family really liked it but I was dissapointed. Read More
(5)
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2007
This may be helpful...Some people seem to not be familiar with a traditional English (I think the Canadians may be using this also) pudding which is more like a gooey bread ie: figgy pudding plum pudding black pudding etc. The creamy stuff we call pudding in the U.S. would be referred to as a custard in most places. Read More
(36)
Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2010
First off let me say this is a decent recipe. For a non-steamed pudding it was nice. Simple relatively quick easy and inexpensive to make. The 10 minute beating of the initial wet ingredients is in my opinion not necessary. 3-5 minutes fo this small amount is acceptable as long as you have a good smooth blend. Also if you do not have (real) maple syrup the average maple flavoured table syrup that the vast majority of us have in the cupboard is fine and can often be flavoured more strongly than real syrup. As to the complaints I read... I do not feel this is a good forum for complaints. If you had issues making the recipe tips or tweaks to make it better then by all means but the out and out complaints and bashing are in poor taste. Especially when wrong. Being an American living in Canada I have a broader view than some. Try and remember the net is not confined to the US. Therefore anything you see online has a very good likelihood of being from elsewhere. Pudding is the British verb used to generically describe dessert ("If you don't eat your meat you can't have any pudding hoe can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?!"). American style pudding did not become common until around the 1930's. "Traditional Pudding" would be a bread or cake like dish more often than not sweet these days. So if you are going to complain please make sure you know what you are speaking of. Thanks for the recipe by the way! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/21/2008
A traditional pudding has a spongy cake like texture; it is not the pie filling most consider pudding. Other examples are a steamed pudding or a plum pudding or even spoon bread. There is no need to disparage this recipe as two different types of "puddings" are being confused by the cooks. Give it a try on its own merit and broaden your culinary knowledge. Then try a traditional steamed pudding for your holiday meal; brought to the table alight - it's stunning. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/30/2007
this is not the traditional "pudding" as in a smooth jello pudding texture. It is a lot more like a soft cake. it is based on a recipe in Quebec called "pudding chomeur". It is served at most restaurants here and is a very popular dessert. Why it is called pudding we will never know! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2008
Excellent!! Just like an English pudding. Eat it with some warm custard... yum! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/22/2008
I'm thinking that this should be called Maple Syrup BREAD Pudding so that everyone will stop being confused. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/03/2005
I'm confused. It's not pudding at all it's cake plus it was kind of dry. My family really liked it but I was dissapointed. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2009
A very good pudding recipe. (Puddng as in bread pudding figgy pudding that kind of thing not the custard we call pudding here in the states.) Add some nuts and this gets a five star rating. It's good to learn the tastes and foods of other countries. We in the states don't have to serve just what is familiar to us. Expand your horizons. Most cooks could look at this recipe and tell it is going to be bread or cake like before they make it. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/27/2006
I agree completely this was a CAKE! What did I do wrong? There was no surup at the bottom and it was not a pudding. I was really hoping that it would be like the desert my husband and I order at one of our favorite resturants. It's called "Chomeur pudding". It's also got maple in it but it's definately a pudding. Better luck next time! Read More
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