How to make a delicious (Gluten Free) Cherry Pudding from 1960s
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How to make a delicious (Gluten Free) Cherry Pudding from 1960s

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Adjust Servings:
⅔ stick Butter Unsalted
1 cup Flour I used Pillsbury All-Purpose GF
1 ⅓ cup Sugar
1 cup Milk
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 can Cherry Pie Filling
Ice Cream Optional

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    An old-fashioned cherry pudding!

    • 50 minutes
    • Serves 6
    • Easy




    “If you do your fair day’s work, you are certain to get your fair day’s wage – in praise or pudding, whichever happens to suit your taste.” That is what Alexander Smith said. Well, in my case it was a Gluten Free Cherry Pudding! And if you didn’t know how to make this delicious pudding, let me tell you exactly how it came into my life.

    When it’s raining (gluten free cherry) pudding, hold up your bowl. ~Sandra Dallas 

    Some nights, when dinner is about to be ready and my whole house smells like a cozy home kitchen, I want to finish our family meal with a dessert that can be thrown together in a matter of minutes. An old-fashioned pudding fits the bill just fine!

    It all starts the same. I inspect my pantry shelves trying to find that star ingredient. The one that the whole dessert can be arranged around. On different occasions, I find different things for different moods. I think I have never run out of chocolate chips or coconut shavings just because I have this habit of buying them “just in case”. Just to make sure I always have them on hand. I actually can eat them like candies in the absent of the latter ones! It is official: I am a chocolate chip hoarder, y’all! I cannot recall buying many (or any) cans of pie fruit filling though!


    Canned Pie Filling? 

    I normally do not buy canned pie filling. I prefer to make my own from scratch. This time I had to utilize a can of a cherry pie filling that I bought for only 69 cents on clearance. It was going to expire in a few days. Throwing out food is never on my to-do list. Once again, I started looking through my old cookbooks in search for that sweet “something”.  I found a very simple, inexpensive and delicious dessert – Cherry Pudding. I found it in the book called “Favorite Recipes of America. Desserts.” I quickly put it together, just like 1-2-3.

    The result was exactly what I wanted! A homey old-fashioned taste, simple and naive. Who knew that a gluten free cherry pudding could be so good and so easy to make? If you have a can of pie filling you are not sure what you want to do with, try this recipe, it’s worth it!

    Note: if you need a sugary melt-in-your-mouth snack that you can pack for your kid’s lunch, then check on my version of The Best Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies

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    Start oven at 350F. Melt butter in shallow pan where you will bake dessert in.


    Mix flour, 1 cup sugar and milk in separate bowl. Pour over melted butter. Don't mix, just spread it even. Evenly pour cherry pie filling on top. Sprinkle with cinnamon and ⅓ cup sugar.


    Bake in oven at 350F for 45 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream. Enjoy!


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