Steamed Cranberry-Molasses Pudding Recipe
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Steamed Cranberry-Molasses Pudding Recipe

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This old-fashioned dessert has been a family tradition during the holidays for years. My children say it's just not Christmas without it! —Millicent Tilly, Watertown, South Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 2 cups chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and baking powder. Combine molasses and water; stir into dry ingredients. Fold in cranberries. Pour into a well-greased 4-cup pudding mold; cover.
  2. Place mold on a rack in a deep stockpot; add 1 in. of hot water to pan. Bring to a gentle boil; cover and steam for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean, adding water to pan as needed. Let stand for 5 minutes before removing from mold.
  3. In a small saucepan, melt butter; stir in sugar and cream. Cook and stir over medium heat for 3-5 minutes or until heated through. Unmold pudding onto a serving plate; cut into wedges. Serve warm with sauce. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Steamed Cranberry-Molasses Pudding in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2007, p54

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brendakop User ID: 7062318 208405
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2012

"Do NOT taste the batter or cooked pudding without the sauce!"

brendakop User ID: 7062318 99979
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2012

"This is a lot like the recipe that I have used for years. We do not use any water and we add about a cup of raisins. Light or dark molasses work equally well, it just changes the color of the pudding, not the taste. Word of warning though, DO NOT tas"

MY REVIEW User ID: 5547206 66629
Reviewed May. 11, 2011

"Awesome!!! A little bit of work but well worth the pleasure. Thank you"

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