Sticky Toffee Pudding with Brandy Butterscotch Sauce Recipe

Sticky Toffee Pudding with Brandy Butterscotch Sauce Recipe
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Sticky Toffee Pudding

Allison Beck

Sticky Toffee Pudding

A sticky-sweet dessert that is best served with a rich caramel or butterscotch sauce, and a bit of vanilla ice cream or slightly sweetened whipped cream.

While this dessert can be served any time of year, it is particularly festive to serve during the holidays.

Adapted from Rebecca Rather’s “The Pastry Queen Christmas: Big-Hearted Holiday Entertaining, Texas Style.” 


For the pudding:

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Grease a 9-inch glass pie plate with butter or cooking spray.

Using an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the sugar, egg, and jam on high speed for 15 minutes. (Yes, 15 minutes. Do not try to cheat to save time. I tried it, and the recipe didn’t work).

In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, and salt to blend. Add the milk and flour mixture, alternating with the egg mixture, in 3 increments. After each addition, beat on low speed until combined.

Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat and stir in the vinegar. Add the butter mixture to the flour mixture and beat on medium-low speed until combined.

Pour the batter into the prepared pie plate. Cover with aluminum foil that has been greased with butter or cooking spray and bake for 35 to 45 minutes, until the pudding is a rich, brown color. If it is still pale in the center, cook a little longer. Just before the pudding is done, make the sauce.

For the sauce:

Melt the butter with the cream, sugar, hot water, and brandy in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until blended and hot.

Pour half the sauce over the pudding immediately after you remove it from the oven. As soon as the sauce is absorbed, pour the remaining sauce over the pudding. Cut into wedges and serve hot, with vanilla bean ice cream or whipped cream.


Calories per serving:

741 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 42g 65%
  • Carbs 88g 29%
  • Saturated 26g 130%
  • Fiber 1g 2%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 71g
  • Monounsaturated 11g
  • Polyunsaturated 2g
  • Protein 6g 11%
  • Cholesterol 156mg 52%
  • Sodium 455mg 19%
  • Calcium 89mg 9%
  • Magnesium 13mg 3%
  • Potassium 129mg 4%
  • Iron 1mg 7%
  • Zinc 1mg 4%
  • Phosphorus 105mg 15%
  • Vitamin A 406µg 45%
  • Vitamin C 1mg 1%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 13%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 16%
  • Niacin (B3) 1mg 7%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 2%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 47µg 12%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 6%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 7%
  • Vitamin K 4µg 5%
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