Recipe by PISADL
"A steamed pudding with caramel sauce and a dollop of whipped cream. My family says you can't get a dessert this delicious in any restaurant. I make it for all holiday family gatherings."
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Delicious pudding. This worked very well in a traditional pudding form. I noticed some of the reviewers had problems with the sauce. I assume that is due to the wording "1 cup sweetened whipped cream". I believe this should read "1 cup whipping cream" which is then to be added to the slightly browned butter-sugar mixture and THEN boiled. Evaporated milk may be substituted for the cream, which lends a very delicious flavor....and this coming from a cream-lover! Without a liquid, the butter-sugar mass will simply scorch.
I had to steam this well beyond the 2 hours, unfortunately, but I don't think that was due to any fault on the recipe's part. I will make this again but, the next time, I will definitely add more fruit and omit the nutmeg in favour of either more cinnamon or perhaps some mixed spice as I'm not a big fan of nutmeg and I found it a bit dominant in this recipe. In addition, the cranberries, although I had floured them, all migrated to the top of the basin whilst cooking which resulted in a rather uneven distribution of fruit throughout the pudd. As for the sauce, I incorporated a 1/2 cup of double cream right into the sugar mixture before carefully reducing it to the consistency of a hard sauce. The thick, exceedingly rich butterscotch of the sauce complimented the pudding perfectly.
Absolutely the best dessert I have ever had. I pick fresh cranberries every year and can't believe how delicious this was. I took this to work and everyone asked for the recipe. I'll make it again, and again.
Really nice - used an antique pudding mold and did not have time for the sauce (used storebought - ugh), but the pudding is delightful. Coarsely chopping the cranberries helps distribute the flavor. Perfect ending to Christmas dinner!
This was unbelievable. I wowed my entire extended family at Christmas dinner with this recipe. I followed the recipe exactly -well, I coarsely chopped the crans first to spread out the tartness a bit- and it came out perfectly. The caramel sauce was amazing, it will be my new standard for sure (mine crystalized, but I just stirred in more cream to smooth it out.) Pretty much everyone who has tried this has asked me for the recipe.
I chose this recipe over the other cranberry puddings because of the ingredients - especially the cinnamon and nutmeg. We love nutmeg, but 1 tsp. is WAY too much - will reduce to 1/4 tsp. next time. Also experienced same problem as previous reviewer - my cranberries were clustered in the center. Using a pudding mold instead of a casserole will probably solve this problem. Will place a rack in bottom of stock pot next time.
This is very easy to make, only used 1/4 teaspoon numeg and added 1 teaspoon vanilla. Only boiled for 1 1/2 hours and was enough time. Turned out perfect.
Very good! Next time I make it I'll only steam it for 1 hr. and 45 minutes. I went the full 2 hours and it seemed alittle over cooked to me. But, it was great. Thanks you for a great recipe.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nanny's Steamed Cranberry Pudding
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 195
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