Billy Pudding for Davey

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"A special Maine Christmas dessert made for Davey by Nana down-river and then Auntie Marlene. Dates, brown sugar, walnuts, yummmmm! Serve warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream."
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9 h 15 m servings 359 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 359 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 10 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 69.3g
  • 22%
  • Protein:
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 72 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Stir the tapioca into the water in a bowl, and allow to soak 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease a 2-quart baking dish.
  3. Mix the soaked tapioca, brown sugar, dates, walnuts, butter, cinnamon, and salt together in a large bowl; transfer to the prepared baking dish.
  4. Bake until set, about 1 hour. Serve warm.



Billy Sunday Pudding, which originated in west central Illinois in the early 1900s according to legend, is a family favorite. Although it is a Christmas tradition in our family, it is very good ...

I wanted to make this because I love dates and tapioca. I waited until reviews appeared so I was aware of problems and pitfalls others were experiencing. I made this pudding today, and even tho...

This recipe was delicious! I made the recipe as is, except I did place my baking dish into a water bath before placing in the oven. This is a recipe I will make regularly for a wonderful treat. ...

This is very similar to a holiday desert dish which my mother used to make back in the 50's and 60's. But after it was cooled she folded it into whipped cream which made it softer and less swee...

I did not care for this recipe. We did use a water bath and did stir frequently -- but the taste was sorely lacking, very bland and flat, and the texture was really rubbery. Next time I'd just...