Steamed Cranberry Pudding

This delightful holiday tradition is an offbeat version of traditional English holiday fare. Wow your friends and family with this deliciously different treat!

Serves 12

  • Ingredients:

  • 1 ⅓ cups unsalted butter
  • 2 ¼ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ¼ cups all purpose flour, sifted
  • 2 ½ tsps. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 cups cranberries
  • ½ cup pecans, chopped (optional)
  • aluminum foil
  • kitchen string
  • 1 cup purchased eggnog
  • 1 Tbsp. rum


Combine 6 tablespoons butter and ¾ cup sugar in a large bowl. Beat together with an electric mixer until creamy.

Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Sift flour, baking powder and salt in another bowl and add half of this to the creamed mixture. Add half the milk and mix thoroughly. Add the remaining dry ingredients and the remaining milk and mix. Stir in cranberries and pecans (if omitting the pecans, add another ¼ cup cranberries).

Pour into a buttered mold (large enough to hold 6 cups). Cover tightly with foil and secure with string. Place mold on a rack in a large pot and pour enough water into pot to come halfway up the sides of the mold.

Bring water to a boil. Cover. Reduce heat to low and steam 2 hours. Remove mold from pot and let cool 10 minutes before trying to unmold. Combine remaining butter, sugar, eggnog and rum in a bowl with an electric mixer. Mix until smooth. Serve pudding drizzled with eggnog sauce.


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