Cherry Raisin Pudding

Preparation time: 15 minutes, plus standing time
Baking time: 50 minutes


  • 1 can (16-oz.) water-packed pitted red sour cherries
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar , divided
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt , divided
  • 1/2 cup Sun-Maid Natural Raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup sifted cake flour
  • Directions:

    HEAT oven to 350° F.
    DRAIN cherries, measuring liquid. Add water to liquid to measure 2/3 cup.
    MIX cherries, measured liquid, 3/4 cup of sugar, tapioca, 1/8 teaspoon of the salt, and raisins in the sauce pan. Let stand for 5 minutes.
    COOK, stirring constantly, on medium heat until mixture comes to a full boil. Remove from heat.
    STIR in nuts, lemon juice and butter. Pour into 2-quart baking dish.
    BEAT eggs, cream of tartar and remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl with electric mixer on high speed until foamy. Gradually add remaining 1/2 cup sugar, beating until thick and light in color. Fold in flour.
    SPOON onto warm fruit mixture.
    BAKE 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center of cake topping comes out clean and juices form bubbles that burst slowly. Serve warm.

    Makes 8 servings.