Ian Cumming’s Merry Berry Steam Pudding…

Fancy trying Ian Cumming’s Merry Berry Steam Pudding out?

A blueberry steamed pudding oozing with a cranberries and cordial topping.


  • 150ml Belvoir Blackcurrant & Blueberry Cordial
  • 150g cranberries (fresh or frozen but if frozen defrost first)
  • 120g honey
  • 120g unsalted butter
  • 120g light brown sugar
  • generous pinch of salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 120g self-raising flour
  • 1tsp mixed spice
  • 75g blueberries
  • 1tbsp milk


  1. Put the cranberries and cordial in a fairly large saucepan and gently bring to the boil. Simmer for a few minutes until the cranberries have softened and quite a bit of the liquid has boiled away. Add the honey and mix it in.
  2. Butter a 1.2 litre pudding basin.
  3. Pour the berry and honey mixture into the basin.
  4. Beat the butter, sugar and salt until light and fluffy.
  5. Add the eggs one at a time beating thoroughly between each one.
  6. Sieve in the flour and the mixed spice and gently fold it in.
  7. Carefully fold in the milk and then finally the blueberries. Pour this on top of the berry mixture in the basin.
  8. Fill a large pan with enough water to come half way up the side of the pudding bowl. Bring to the boil.
  9. Meanwhile, take a large piece of baking parchment, put a pleat in it and put it over the pudding. Then take a piece of tin foil, put a pleat in that and put that over the parchment. Tie some string around the rim and then use some extra string to make a handle in order to lift the pudding into the pan of boiling water.
  10. Boil for 2 hours, occasionally checking that there is sufficient water in the pan.
  11. Use the string handle to remove the pudding from the pan. Snip off the string and remove the foil and parchment. Place a plate on top and carefully invert it all.
  12. Serve immediately with custard, cream or ice cream.

Recipe c/o Belvoir Fruit Farms.

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  1. Tamar SB
    4th December 2016 / 11:37 am

    That sounds super tasty and festive!

  2. sherry from sherrys pickings
    4th December 2016 / 12:27 pm

    that all looks rather delicious!

  3. Coombe Mill
    4th December 2016 / 10:50 pm

    This looks so scrummy, a real winter warmer and gorgeous photos. #CreativeMondays

  4. Dean B
    5th December 2016 / 11:49 am

    My husband loves any pudding recipe and this looks absolutely delicious 🙂

  5. Culinary Envy
    5th December 2016 / 1:20 pm

    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas after seeing your post! This looks absolutely delicious and I can't wait to try it (as soon as I convert the grams) yeah!

  6. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    5th December 2016 / 3:06 pm

    I've never made a steamed pudding. I have to try it one of these days!

  7. Margarett Murphy
    10th December 2016 / 5:45 pm

    This looks so yummy. I could just eat some.

  8. kerry norris
    10th December 2016 / 11:33 pm

    This sounds very tasty. I've never actually made a steamed pudding before x

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