English and Scottish Cranberry Duff

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 55 mins

A duff is a popular dessert enjoyed in England and Scotland. This was submitted to Penzey's by Kathy Valentine. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Sift together the dry ingredients. Add the cranberries, milk, melted butter and vanilla. Mix well. Pour into an 8 inch square buttered baking dish.
  3. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes.
  4. After the duff has been in the oven for 25 minutes, make the butter sauce by combining the butter, sugar and cream in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Bring to a boil and then lower the heat. Stir in the vanilla and cinnamon and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Serve warm drizzled with the sauce, with extra sauce on the side. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

Very tasty and simple to make. I loved the cake portion of this dessert because it is not overly sweet. I do feel that the butter sauce really needs to be made with whipping cream because it was just a little to thin when made with 1/2 & 1/2. I am also going to omit the cinnamon from the sauce and just sprinkle a little over the each serving when it is plated so that the sauce doesn't turn so dark. Since I usually have fresh cranberries in the freezer, I will definitely keep this recipe handy. We will definitely make this again. Thanks for posting this recipe Sharon. Made and reviewed for the 38th AUS/NZ Recipe Swap.

Chef Buggsy Mate March 06, 2010