Cranberry Christmas Pudding

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  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dark molasses
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda (put into the boiling water)
  • 2 cups raw cranberries, washed and cut in half


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Oil sides and bottom of 1 pound coffee can and foil to fit top of can.
  2. Pudding: Mix pudding ingredients.
  3. In large pan with top add 1 to 1 1/2 inches water. Place can with pudding and covered with foil in large pan and cover. When it starts to steam, turn on low and steam for 1 1/2 hours. Check water in pan and add if necessary.
  4. Take pudding out of tin immediately.
  5. Sauce: Mix sauce ingredients and bring to boil stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  6. Serve warm over pudding.