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.

Original recipe makes 6 servings


2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 cup hot water
1 tablespoon white sugar
1/2 cup molasses
2 cups whole cranberries
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

  • PREP

    20 mins

  • COOK

    1 hr 30 mins


    1 hr 50 mins


  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.


Calories: 553 kcal
Carbohydrates: 84.8 g
Cholesterol: 68 mg
Fat: 23.1 g
Fiber: 2.5 g
Protein: 3.9 g
Sodium: 441 mg