Spiced Cranberry Puddings with Brandy Cream

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I will not be in the kitchen this Sunday to prepare our dinner, but I didn't want that to stop me from sharing another seasonal recipe and links to Sunday dinners past.

These are little individual upside down cakes that are steam baked in a bain marie.  This method makes for a very moist and tender cake texture.  Since I use my spiced whole berry cranberry sauce that has plenty of spice and flavor, I keep the cake simply flavored with a little vanilla extract.  The sauce comes in with an a little extra spice and another kick of brandy.

Serve warm with the sauce poured on top or on the sides.  These cakes have all the warmth and flavor of the holiday season.

Printable Recipe

Spiced Cranberry Puddings with Brandy Cream
serves 8

For the Puddings
Heaping 1/2 cup Spiced Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
7 Tablespoons (3 1/2-ounces) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 extra large eggs
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 1/2 Tablespoons whole milk

For the Brandy Cream
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 Tablespoons brandy
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the Puddings
Preheat the oven to 350ยบ F.  Lightly grease 8 (1/2-cup) ramekins or molds.  Place a generous tablespoon of the cranberry sauce into the bottom of each ramekin, spreading evenly; set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.  In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.  Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Beat in the vanilla.  Fold in the flour mixture, alternating with the milk.  Mix just until combined.  Spoon the batter evenly into the prepared ramekins.  Place the ramekins into a roasting pan and pour enough boiling water in the pan to come halfway up the sides of the ramekins.  Tent the roasting pan with a sheet of aluminum foil, sealing the edges.  Bake until the puddings are set, about 25-30 minutes.  Remove the ramekins from the roasting pan and allow to cool for 10 minutes.

For the Brandy Cream
Meanwhile, combine the cream, brown sugar, brandy and cinnamon in a small saucepan over moderate heat, stirring for 5 minutes or until the sugar dissolves and the sauce is heated through.

Run a sharp knife around the edges of the ramekins and turn the puddings out into a shallow bowl or serving dish.  Pour the sauce over or around the puddings and serve.  Enjoy!

Source: Adapted from delicious. 

1 comment:

  1. Nicole - have been following your blog for a few months now. I so enjoy each post. I've tried a few of your recipes so far and they have all been delicious. I love the Sunday family supper. I firmly believe in sitting down and eating as a family. I tried to do that as much as possible - even if it meant eating dinner at 8:30 p.m.


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