Date & Pecan Nut Pot with Toffee Sauce

Date & Pecan Nut Pot with Toffee Sauce

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Servings: 10 people

Suitable For: Large family gatherings


No gathering is complete without a delicious dessert to end the meal. But we’re not talking just any dessert. We’re talking about our unforgettable date and pecan nut dessert made in a potjie pot on your fire. It’s time to really impress the family! 


  • 250g Dates, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1 cup Boiling Water
  • ½ cup Butter, melted
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Fine Ginger
  • 100g Pecan Nuts, roughly chopped

  • ½ cup Butter
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Fresh Cream
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence


  • Chop the dates and add them to your enamel potjie with the bicarbonate of soda. 
  • Add the butter and sugar to the dates. 
  • Mix well and allow to simmer at low heat on your grill, until the sugar has dissolved. 
  • Remove from the heat and allow to cool for about 10 minutes. 
  • Once the mixture has cooled down, add the eggs and mix well. 
  • Add what’s left of the batter ingredients and mix well. 
  • Cover your potjie and cook further on medium heat for approximately 30 minutes. 
  • Mix the ingredients for the toffee sauce in a small pot or panand bring to a

     boil. Simmer for 15 minutes, until the sauce thickens.

  • Pour the toffee sauce over the dessert and allow the sauce to drain.


Tip 01 Tip 01

Check the bake of the dessert by inserting a small knife. If the blade comes out clean, it’s ready.

Tip 02 Tip 02

The sauce is ready when it’s smooth and has a rich toffee colour.

Tip 03 Tip 03

Serve with cream, ice cream or custard for the best result.