No Thanks
Keep In Touch With

Sign up and we'll send inspiration straight to you.

Martha Stewart takes your privacy seriously. To learn more, please read our Privacy Policy.

Toffee Kumquat Pudding

The fruits are poached with sugar and spooned atop sugar inside ramekins. Then a date-and walnut-laced batter is poured over the kumquats and baked; the heat caramelizes the sugar in the ramekins.

  • Servings: 8
  • Yield: Makes eight 3-inch puddings
Toffee Kumquat Pudding

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2000


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for ramekins
  • 1 cup plus 8 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 8 ounces kumquats, sliced 1/4 inch thick, seeds removed, plus kumquats for garnish (optional)
  • 8 ounces pitted dates, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 ounces walnuts, toasted and roughly chopped
  • Toffee Sauce


  1. Butter eight 3-by-2-inch ramekins; sprinkle 1 teaspoon sugar in the bottom of each; set aside. Place kumquats, remaining cup sugar, and 1/2 cup water in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low. Simmer until kumquats are soft, 15 to 20 minutes. Place kumquats in bottom of each ramekin; set aside. Reserve liquid for poaching whole kumquats for garnish, if desired.

  2. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine dates and baking soda in a bowl; add 1 cup boiling water; stir to combine; set aside. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl; set aside. In an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat 4 tablespoons butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Add flour mixture; beat until combined. Add date mixture and walnuts; beat until combined. Pour batter into ramekins. Bake until a cake tester inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Run a knife around puddings' edges; unmold. Drizzle with toffee sauce.

Reviews (0)

Related Topics