Lithuanian Cranberry Pudding for Christmas Eve

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

Spanguoliu kisielius (Cranberry pudding)


  1. Transfer cranberries into a pot.
  2. Pour in enough water to cover, add cinnamon sticks and whole cloves.
  3. Heat until cranberries begin to break up.
  4. Remove from heat, press mixture through a food mill.
  5. There should be about 4 cups [1 L] of juice and pulp.
  6. Chill a little of cranberry juice and mix sugar into remaining cranberry mixture.
  7. Dissolve potato starch into chilled cranberry juice and add to pulp and juice mixture.
  8. Return juice and pulp to pot.
  9. Bring to a gentle boil stirring constantly; heat until the mixture becomes clear.
  10. Pour hot pudding into individual glass bowls.
  11. Refrigerate until set before serving.


Most Helpful

I tried this with corn starch because I couldn't find the potato starch. It didn't work at all. The mixture never became clear, just became very thick. So I transfered it into dessert cups and thought it might still work out. However it ended up just a starchy tasting globulous concoction that really wasn't eatable. I don't want to leave a starred review because I did use a different starch but obviously I was disapointed.

Nikoma November 23, 2008

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