Christmas Pudding



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Ingredients
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    1 1/2  cups 
    sugar
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    1/3  cup 
    cornstarch
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    4   cups 
    milk
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    6   
    egg yolks, lightly beaten
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    2   tablespoons 
    butter
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    1   tablespoon 
    vanilla
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    recipe Cranberry Crunch topping, below
Cranberry Crunch
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    crushed purchased biscotti
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    3/4  cup 
    roasted pistachios
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    1/2  cup 
    dried cranberries
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    2   tablespoons 
    crystallized ginger
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    sugar


Directions
1.
In large heavy saucepan combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in milk. Cook over medium heat until thickened and bubbly, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Gradually stir 1 cup of the milk mixture into egg yolks.
2.
Add egg mixture to milk mixture in saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil; reduce heat. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Stir in butter and vanilla. Pour pudding in bowl; cover surface of pudding with plastic wrap. Let stand at room temperature up to 1 hour; refrigerate to store longer.
3.
To serve, sprinkle Cranberry Crunch on top; pass remaining. Makes 8 servings.
Cranberry Crunch
Cranberry Crunch:

1.
In a bowl combine biscotti, pistachios, cranberries, crystallized ginger, and sugar.

Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 375, Fat, total (g) 12, chol. (mg) 177, sat. fat (g) 5, carb. (g) 60, Monosaturated fat (g) 4, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, fiber (g) 1, sugar (g) 50, pro. (g) 8, vit. A (IU) 486, vit. C (mg) 1, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 0, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (µg) 28, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 1, sodium (mg) 99, Potassium (mg) 287, calcium (mg) 172, iron (mg) 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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