Updated: Jan 6, 2018
From a time when candied fruit was expensive, but cranberries were free for the picking…
1 ½ c flour
¼ c corn syrup
¼ c molasses
2 t soda, dissolved into ½ c water
2 c whole cranberries (frozen ok, but makes batter stiff)
Combine all ingredients and steam 2 hours in pudding mold in large pot of water (or microwave at 80% for approximately 15 minutes, depending on MW – check periodically, a toothpick inserted into centre should come out clean.) Serve warm with sauce (see below). Can be made ahead and reheated in microwave.
Sauce: Put ¼ lb (1/2 c) butter in sauce pan with 1 c heavy cream over medium heat. When butter melted, stir in 1 c sugar, 1 t vanilla, 1 t cream of tartar. Bring to a boil and serve hot (and generously) over pudding.