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Fireside Steamed Pudding


2 hours 30 minutes
Skill Level
12 servings

Your friends and family will love this recipe for steamed chocolate cherry pudding. What is steamed pudding, you ask? It's a dense, dreamy dessert baked in a kettle of water. Take one bite, and you'll want to make it your new holiday tradition.

Ingredients & Directions

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


  • 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.

Additional questions?