Total Time
3hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 3 hrs

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.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heavily butter a pudding mold.
  2. Dust lightly with flour.
  3. In large bowl, mix together breadcrumbs, Craisins, molasses, and melted butter.
  4. Dissolve baking soda in boiling water and add to mixture.
  5. Add apple cider and mix well.
  6. Sift together dry ingredients and add to mixture.
  7. Stir to combine.
  8. Place pudding mixture into mold.
  9. Top mold with heavily buttered aluminum foil and cover tightly.
  10. Bear in mind that pudding will expand some as it steams.
  11. Place mold on rack in a steamer or large pot.
  12. Add boiling water until the mold is 3/4 of the way submerged.
  13. Cover and steam for 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours.
  14. Pudding will be firm when done.
  15. Serve warm with a vanilla sauce or hard sauce.

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