Steamed Cranberry Pudding Recipe for Old Fashioned Holiday

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Steamed Cranberry Pudding Recipe for the Holidays


Citrus and Spice Not a Bad Vice

Steamed puddings makes me think of Victorian England and carolers dressed smartly in wool capes, mufflers, and glorious hats singing tidings of comfort and joy outside my foggy barn windows.

Cranberries also speak to me of holidays past. I remember stringing berries on twine for fresh garlands inspired by Colonial Williamsburg for the Christmas tree at the sorority house.

It is good to revisit old memories. It is even better to build new ones.

Steamed Cranberry Pudding has a hint of citrus brightness, but with depth of woodsy spicy flavors that are subtle but satisfying. It is the kind of dessert that is perfect on a chilly night with friends around the fireplace sipping a mug of hot apple cider or maybe an apple cider cocktail with a splash of bourbon.

We’ve replaced caroling here at the big red barn with a night of karaoke revelry. (Chef Ed Lee come on down! Giggles) Sometimes we are serious, sometimes we laugh until our sides hurt so bad we think we shall never recover. It really doesn’t matter if we sing off key, it matters that we are in this together.


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About Joyce Pinson

Joyce Friend Pinson is a regional farm-to-table columnist for the Appalachian-News Express. She is a local television host. Her column show and blog, Friends Drift Inn, explores food, gardening, and real life farm-to-table stories from the perspective of a baby boomer in Appalachia. Joyce has a background in agriculture, media, and small business. Joyce is an heirloom gardening addict and home canner. She has a penchant for big hats, pointy toed shoes, and bourbon. Along with her husband Charlie, Joyce really does live in a barn where they ballroom dance. And laugh. And cook. And giggle.