One Christmas, my husband—a Navy chaplain for 20 years—had to spend the holiday overseas, away from our two children and me. He asked that I send him this recipe so he could have a taste of home. Steamed Cranberry Pudding has been in my file for more than 30 years. It was passed on by a fellow teacher who was retiring. Her family had long enjoyed it, using their own homemade sorghum molasses as a special ingredient. Chuck and I now live in a log home in a wooded area. We're visited regularly by armadillos, raccoons, wild pigs, deer, bobcats and other creatures. We enjoy watching them—but they make it difficult to establish a compost pile!
- 1/2 cup light molasses
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- Dash salt
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup butter, cubed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a bowl, combine pudding ingredients. Pour into a well-greased 4-cup pudding mold. Place in a Dutch oven on a rack. Fill pan with boiling water to 1-in. depth; cover and boil gently. Replace water as needed. Steam for 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before removing from mold.
- Meanwhile, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt in a saucepan. Add cream and butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture begins to boil. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Serve sauce over warm pudding. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Steamed Cranberry Pudding in Country Woman May/June 1991, p31
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