3 hrs 20 mins
Tierney's Mom's Note:
This simple pudding is easy even if you've never made one before. If you don't have a pudding mold, you can steam it in a metal bowl covered with foil. It has a rich gingerbread flavor and is a very dense dessert. I served it with roast beef and Uncle Bill's Yorkshire pudding and had a lovely Midwestern version of a traditional English Christmas meal.
My Private Note
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- 2 cups plain dried breadcrumbs (canister type ok)
- 1 cup cherry flavored craisins (dried sweetened cranberries)
- 1 cup orange flavored craisins
- 1/2 cup unsulphured molasses
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon boiling water
- 1 1/2 cups apple cider
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon mace
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1Heavily butter a pudding mold.
- 2Dust lightly with flour.
- 3In large bowl, mix together breadcrumbs, Craisins, molasses, and melted butter.
- 4Dissolve baking soda in boiling water and add to mixture.
- 5Add apple cider and mix well.
- 6Sift together dry ingredients and add to mixture.
- 7Stir to combine.
- 8Place pudding mixture into mold.
- 9Top mold with heavily buttered aluminum foil and cover tightly.
- 10Bear in mind that pudding will expand some as it steams.
- 11Place mold on rack in a steamer or large pot.
- 12Add boiling water until the mold is 3/4 of the way submerged.
- 13Cover and steam for 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours.
- 14Pudding will be firm when done.
- 15Serve warm with a vanilla sauce or hard sauce.
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Nutritional Facts for Simple Christmas Pudding
Serving Size: 1 (94 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 244.5
- Calories from Fat 81
- Total Fat 9.0 g
- Saturated Fat 5.1 g
- Cholesterol 20.3 mg
- Sodium 370.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 40.4 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.2 g
- Sugars 21.9 g
- Protein 2.5 g