Steamed Cranberry Pudding

Steamed Cranberry Pudding


"Easy to make, and delicious to eat using just a few ingredients. This steamed pudding is traditional at Christmas - served with Hard Sauce."


1 h 50 m servings 553 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 553 kcal
  • 28%
  • Fat:
  • 23.1 g
  • 35%
  • Carbs:
  • 84.8g
  • 27%
  • Protein:
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 441 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Dissolve the baking soda in the hot water. Stir in 1 tablespoon of sugar and molasses, then mix in the cranberries and flour. Pour into a greased 6 cup steamer mold.
  2. Cover the mold, and place into a steamer basket over boiling water. Cover the steaming pot. Cook over medium heat for one hour before checking, but it will take about 1 1/2 hours total. A toothpick inserted into the pudding should come out clean. Loosen the edges, and cool on a wire rack in the mold.
  3. Make the hard sauce just before serving: Heat the unsalted butter, cream, 1 cup sugar and vanilla in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook stirring constantly until heated through and smooth.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 15 Ratings


This is a great pudding but 2 tsps of baking soda is too much. Hence the reason it hits the top of the tin and also the taste of the baking soda is overpowering. 1 tsp. is adequate and I have...

Yum! I recently bought a similar pudding at a Craft show and was hooked! This recipe used the same ingredients listed on the label of the one I bought and it turned out great! I don't have a ste...

This recipe has been in my family for over 50 years -- every year it is a given at Christmas or Thanksgiving meal. This is the first time I have ever seen the recipe in print other than my own!...

This is GREAT!. The pudding itself is tart, but when served with the sauce it is perfectly balanced. I added a 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract to the sauce. Make sure to grease the mold well,...

If you like molasses you'll like this pudding. I used the mildest I could buy and sill didn't like it very much. I gave it a 3 rating because the sauce is GREAT. I'll find another steamed pud...

This is a great Christmas pudding (in the British sense of a heavy, steamed cake, not in the American sense of a custard-y treat). It's tart, heavy, and molasses-y - the cranberries make a nic...

I'm so pleased to have found this recipe. First, I'd like to say I've never made a steamed pudding of any kind before and was looking forward to trying something like this. I have imagined a bit...

On of my favorites. Even my teen boys & hubby like it. Skip the cream sauce if you are watching calories. A little low cal butter/marg does the trick. Enjoy!

This is great pudding, but instead of heavy cream, I like using sour cream. Creates a unique taste that grandma is sure to love! -- Luke