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Christmas Cranberry Pudding Recipe

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Christmas Cranberry Pudding Recipe

Serving size: 8 - 10

Cranberries are one of those delicious holiday staples that people look forward to having on their table as part of the yearly Christmas feast. This is a recipe for a super easy cranberry pudding you can make in your slow cooker. Serve it with the main meal or as a desert, either way your family will love this sweet treat.


  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup dark molasses
  • 2 cups whole cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
Butter Sauce:
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Mix together the flour and salt.
  2. Dissolve the baking soda in the 1/3 cup of boiling water.
  3. Add the baking soda and water mixture to the flour mixture and stir together
  4. Add the molasses and blend the mixture well.
  5. Fold in the cranberries and pecans.
  6. Fold the entire mixture into a well-greased bread or cake pan that will sit flat inside your slow cooker.
  7. Cover the pan with tin foil.
  8. Pour a 1/2 cup of water into the slow cooker and then place the foil covered pan in the water.
  9. Cover the cooker with the lid and allow to the pudding to steam on high for 3 to 4 hours or until you can put a toothpick in the pudding and withdraw it cleanly.
  10. Remove the pan from the crock pot and remove the foil.
  11. Allow the pan to stand for five minutes before removing the pudding from the pan and placing it on a serving dish.
  12. For the butter sauce, mix together the sugar, cream, butter, and vanilla in a saucepan.
  13. Cook the mixture on medium, stirring constantly, until the sugar thoroughly dissolves.
  14. Drizzle the butter sauce over the cranberry pudding and serve warm.
Quick tip: If you have a picky eater in your house, you can always leave the pecans out of this recipe or substitute in another variety of nut!

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