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Cherry Pudding (VRP 001)

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Cherry Pudding

This recipe for Cherry Pudding is an old one from one of my favorite recipe boxes, Vintage Recipe Box 1.

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I have no idea what the 1 pint of liquid is or how it should actually be used? I am wondering if the author used canned cherries and is referring to the liquid from the canned cherries. If this makes sense to you, please comment below so I can update the recipe.

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Cherry Pudding

Cherry Pudding (VRP 001)

Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 cups cherries


  • 1 cup sugar


  1. Sift flour and baking powder
  2. Cream sugar and shortening
  3. Mix two mixtures together
  4. Add milk and stir well
  5. Add cherries to baking pan and cover with mixture
  6. Sprinkle with 1 cup sugar
  7. Pour over 1 pint liquid
  8. Bake for 45 minutes

Cherry Pudding

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Pat Johnson

Thursday 18th of January 2024

I have made this recipe many times. You would use canned sweet cherries and the liquid that is referenced is the juice off of the cherries. I had actually lost this recipe ...... thank you for posting this.


Thursday 23rd of February 2023

what temperature do you set your oven at to bake cherry pudding?


Tuesday 19th of July 2022

Heck I'm still looking for what size pan and what temperature. Thanks

Anne Masters

Tuesday 22nd of June 2021

The recipe that was given to me from 1902 was boiling water for the liquid that is poured over the top.


Tuesday 15th of December 2020

Lynn, This was a regular dessert while I was growing up. My family froze fresh, tart cherries to use all winter. The liquid from the defrosted cherries was used in this.

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