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Fireside Steamed Pudding


1 Hr. 30 Min.
30 Min.
Skill Level:
12 servings

A flickering fire, a warm blanket and a bowl of this Fireside Steamed Pudding recipe — what could be better? What is steamed pudding, you ask? It's a traditional English dessert closer to a moist, dense cake than a creamy pudding. Steamed pudding differs from typical cakes by including bread crumbs in the batter, which is then cooked over boiling water. Our Fireside Steamed Pudding recipe combines cherry pie filling, chocolate chips and a handful of baking ingredients to create a luscious and decadent chocolate-cherry flavored "cake." We recommend serving it warm with a dollop of cherry whipped cream.

This recipe is decidedly unique and perfect for cozy, intimate gatherings. Want another impressive dessert for guests? We also recommend our Mini Chocolate Pies for your next dinner party.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
30 minutes
Bake Time
1 hour 30 minutes
Cool Time
20 minutes


Prevent your screen from going dark while you bake.


  • 1-1/2 cups
    bread crumbs, dry and plain
  • 1 cup
    sugar, divided
  • 2 Tbsps
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 6
  • 1 can
    cherry pie filling (21 oz) divided
  • 2 Tbsps
    butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/2 tsp
    almond extract
  • 1/4 tsp
    red food color
  • Cherry Whipped Cream
  • 1 cup
    cold whipping cream (1/2 pt)
  • 1/4 cup
    powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    almond extract

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
mixing bowls mixing bowls
rubber scraper rubber scraper
rack rack
wax paper wax paper
string string
kettle kettle
serving plate serving plate
8-cup tube mold 8-cup tube mold

Thoroughly grease 8-cup tube mold or heat-proofed bowl.


Stir together bread crumbs, 3/4 cup sugar, flour, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Stir together egg yolks, 1 1/2 cups cherry pie filling, butter, almond extract and food color in medium bowl; add to crumb mixture, stirring gently until well blended.


Beat egg whites in another large bowl until foamy; gradually add remaining 1/4 cup sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Fold about 1/3 beaten whites into cherry mixture, blending thoroughly. Fold in remaining egg whites; gently fold in small chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared tube mold. (If mold is open at top, cover opening with foil; grease top of foil). Cover mold with wax paper and foil; tie securely with string.


Place a rack in a large kettle; pour water into kettle to top of rack. Heat water to boiling; place mold on rack. Cover kettle; steam over simmering water about 1 1/2 hours or until wooden pick inserted comes out clean. (Additional water may be needed during steaming). Remove from heat; cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove cover; unmold onto serving plate. Serve warm with Cherry Whipped Cream.

Cherry Whipped Cream:

Beat 1 cup (1/2 pt) cold whipping cream with 1/4 cup powdered sugar in medium bowl until stiff; fold in pie filling remaining from pudding (about 1/2 cup) and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract.

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