Poor Man's Pudding

  • prep time15 min
  • total time 55 min
  • serves 8

There is nothing poor-tasting about Chuck Hughes'poor man's pudding, a rich and tasty traditional French-Canadian dessert.

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Directions for: Poor Man's Pudding


Maple Sauce

2 cup maple syrup (500 ml)

½ cup brown sugar (125 ml)

1 cup 35% cream (250 ml)

¼ cup butter (60 ml)


1 cup butter, room temperature (250 ml)

1 cup sugar (250 ml)

2 cup flour (500 ml)

2 tsp baking powder (10 ml)

A pinch of salt

1 cup milk (250 ml)

1 Tbsp vanilla extract (15 ml)


Maple Sauce

1. Bring all the ingredients to a boil. Let simmer for 5 minutes. Set aside.


1. Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C).

2. In a bowl, cream butter with sugar and vanilla extract. In another bowl, combine the dry ingredients.

3. Add the dry ingredients to the sugar mixture, alternating with milk.

4. Divide batter into 8 ramekins. Pour syrup over batter.

5. Bake for about 35 minutes until golden brown. To know if the cake is baked enough, stick a toothpick in the cake and take it out. If the toothpick comes out clean, the cake is done.

6. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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