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Cottage Cheese Pudding with Fresh Cranberries//Thanksgiving Traditions


Cottage Cheese Pudding with Fresh Cranberries

When I was growing up I don’t remember that many Thanksgivings at my parent’s house.  When I was a teenager my Father and Mother were both in the hospital over the holidays one year and that’s the year my sister took over Thanksgiving and we’ve had it at her house ever since but the one memory of Thanksgiving that most stands out to me is Plum Pudding.  My mom would start making plum pudding in September or October and would pull it out and serve it on Thanksgiving along with Reddi-wip.  I only ate the Reddi-wip and this was the ONLY time of the year that we had it in our house so to me, it was a real treat!  Fast forward to now….I will not make Plum Pudding….I never tasted it so I’m not sure if it was even good but something about it just reminded me of old socks {that’s quite the thought, now isn’t it}.  I didn’t want to go anywhere near it and I’m not even sure if my mom ate it!  I think my Dad probably did because, well, he loved my Mom so he would have so as not to hurt her feelings.  

Bowl of Fresh Cranberries

I can’t share that recipe with you because to be honest, even if I had it I wouldn’t share it and in years past I did share my Mom’s Sweet Potato Casserole with you {another Thanksgiving memory} but this year I wanted to share a fabulous NEW Thanksgiving tradition with you.  Cottage Cheese Pudding with Fresh Cranberries {the cranberries are what make it Thanksgiving-ish}.

Cottage Cheese Pudding with Cranberries


16 ounces of cottage cheese

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon flour

1 cup sugar

3 egg yolks

1 cup milk

3 egg whites

nutmeg and allspice

1 cup of fresh cranberries

Preheat oven to 350°.  

Strain cottage cheese over a container in cheese cloth.  When almost fully strained mix with salt, flour and sugar.

In a separate bowl beat egg yolks.  Add milk and mix well then beat into cheese mixture.  

Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into cheese mixture.  

Gently fold in cranberries.

Place mixture into baking dish and sprinkle with a little bit of nutmeg and allspice.  

Place dish in pan of water and bake for 1 hour.  

*recipe adapted from Southern Food

Serve with Reddi-wip (just kidding but you can if you want!)

So what are your Thanksgiving Traditions?  Some of my favorite bloggers and I got together to bring you some of ours ~ check them out to find out more about their old and new traditions!

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Saturday 8th of November 2014

Oh this really sounds good. I have tried and made plum pudding. You girl's missed out. There are plums in it. It's not a pretty dish the plums make it a dirt grayish... But it taste so good.

Mary Beth

Saturday 8th of November 2014

Thanks so much for letting me know ~ I may give it a try now. :) I don't have my Mom's recipe so I'll have to hopefully find a good one.


Saturday 8th of November 2014

Plum pudding is something I've never had the desire to try. I didn't know it has to be made in advance. Your cottage cheese with cranberries sounds good and different.

Mary Beth

Saturday 8th of November 2014

Thank you, Paula!


Friday 7th of November 2014

Oh my goodness! This looks delish! I can't wait to try it. I have never had plum pudding OR cottage cheese pudding. I think the cottage cheese pudding sound a lot more desirable. Thanks for sharing! Happily pinning and sharing. xo

Mary Beth

Saturday 8th of November 2014

Thanks so much, Meegan!


Friday 7th of November 2014

It looks so great!

Mary Beth

Saturday 8th of November 2014

Thank you so much.


Friday 7th of November 2014

Mary Beth, this looks yummy! Refreshing dessert next to all the heavy ones it perfect. I've always wondered if plum pudding even had plums in it?? Fun tour! Jeanette

Mary Beth

Saturday 8th of November 2014

Thank you, Jeanette ~ and I have NO idea if it has plums in it! I have no desire to find out. Thanks so much for stopping by!