Date Caramel Pudding

Category: Desserts
Source: Jessie Read show recipes
Ingredients 1 3/4 cups scalded milk
1/2 cup dates sliced
2 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cold milk
2 egg yolks or 1 egg
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon caramel syrup
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Instructions Scald the dates with the milk. Mix the salt, cornstarch and cold milk. Add to the scalded milk. Cook over boiling water, stirring constantly, until thick and smooth, about 15-20 minutes. Beat egg yolks or egg slightly; stir in the sugar and enough hot mixture to form a mixture that will pour readily. Add this mixture to the contents of the double boiler. Stir for one minute. Remove from heat, add vanilla. Pile nuts in sherbet glasses and when cool garnish
with whipped cream and chopped nuts. Serves 5-6.