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.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 50 mins
6 servings


  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • ½ cup hot water

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • ½ cup molasses

  • 2 cups whole cranberries

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup unsalted butter

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

553 Calories
23g Fat
85g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 553
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 14g 72%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 441mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 85g 31%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 52g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 5mg 25%
Calcium 82mg 6%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 486mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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