Cranberry Pudding

  • Recipe By
  • Published Dec 27th
  • Ready In1h 45m
  • Servings10
  • Calories327
This is a great holiday treat. I've made it for years and have passed it on to friends and family. Good eating!

Cranberry Pudding Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Cranberry Pudding for 10 servings:

  • 2 cups cranberries
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cranberry Pudding Cooking Instructions

  • Prep25m
  • Cook1h
  • Ready In1h 45m

To cook Cranberry Pudding, you need about 25 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Cranberry Pudding is about 1 hour , and you can serve your Cranberry Pudding within 1 hour 45 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Cranberry Pudding easily:

  1. 1 Lightly grease a 2-quart metal pudding mold or a clean 1-pound coffee can. Pick over whole cranberries; wash and drain.
  2. 2 Sift together the flour and salt; dredge cranberries in flour mixture.
  3. 3 Dissolve soda into boiling water and add molasses. Stir and allow to foam up.
  4. 4 Add to the flour and cranberry mixture. Mix together until well blended. Spoon into prepared mold or pan; cover with a double layer of aluminum foil and fasten with heavy elastic band or string.
  5. 5 Place into a deep saucepan and fill with water up to about the halfway mark on the pudding can. Cover saucepan and place over high heat. Bring water to boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 1 hour. Remove from water and allow to cool.
  6. 6 Prepare the sauce by mixing together the sugar, butter and cream. Cook over medium heat until thick, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add vanilla.
  7. 7 When ready to serve the pudding, invert pan or open bottom of can and push through. Slice in 1/2-inch pieces. Pour sauce over individual slices of pudding.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • If you make this in a slow cooker, using a slow cooker liner can make cleanup easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 327 calories; 13.8 grams of fat; 49.6 grams of carbohydrates; 2.4 grams of protein; 41 milligrams of cholesterol; 256 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Nov 17th 2015

    A word on the sauce: it's technically fudge, and if you treat it like fudge it will be easier to know when it will have the consistency you're looking for, as it thickens a lot as it cools. ...

  2. Nov 27th 2010

    I tasted this dessert and it was delicious. Now, I did follow this recipe and it turned out weird. It`s like there was not enough liquid in it and not enough baking soda. It turned out li ...

  3. Oct 19th 2009

    I followed a reviewers advice and put the pudding in a 9x13 pan, increasing the ingredients 1 1/2 times so it would fit the pan better. I covered it with foil and baked it in another (little ...

  4. Dec 22nd 2008

    This is the exact recipe my mother-in-law gave me 36 years ago. She had prepared it for her family every Thanksgiving and Christmas. I have made this recipe over seventy times myself! I c ...

  5. Nov 25th 2008

    This recipe is an old family favorite for generations. You can make it in a cake pan and then cut into small squares. If you split the square in the middle 2 pieces it absorbs more sauce a ...

  6. Dec 20th 2007

    This is a delicious pudding cake. My recipe calls for an additional 1/2 cup light karo syrup and no salt at all. But other than that it is the same recipe. Don't hesitate to try it. It's rea ...

  7. Feb 22nd 2006

    This is the best! My family looks forward to it every Christmas.

  8. Nov 28th 2003

    I ship this frozen to all my relatives - they insist on it. It can thaw and be refrozen with no adverse affects. It is fat free before sauced! I steam and ship the pudding in fancy christ ...

  9. Jan 5th 2002

    It isn't Christmas at our house without this cranberry pudding. We make it in the crock pot using the cake pan. Very easy and always a hit. My daughters now make it for their in-laws. Wh ...