Your friends and family will love this recipe for steamed chocolate cherry pudding. What is steamed pudding, you ask? It's a dense, dreamy dessert baked in a kettle of water. Take one bite, and you'll want to make it your new holiday tradition.
Thoroughly grease 8-cup tube mold or heat-proofed bowl.
Stir together bread crumbs, 3/4 cup sugar, flour, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Stir together egg yolks, 1 1/2 cups cherry pie filling, butter, almond extract and food color in medium bowl; add to crumb mixture, stirring gently until well blended.
Beat egg whites in another large bowl until foamy; gradually add remaining 1/4 cup sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Fold about 1/3 beaten whites into cherry mixture, blending thoroughly. Fold in remaining egg whites; gently fold in small chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared tube mold. (If mold is open at top, cover opening with foil; grease top of foil.) Cover mold with wax paper and foil; tie securely with string.
Place a rack in a large kettle; pour water into kettle to top of rack. Heat water to boiling; place mold on rack. Cover kettle; steam over simmering water about 1 1/2 hours or until wooden pick inserted comes out clean. (Additional water may be needed during steaming.) Remove from heat; cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove cover; unmold onto serving plate. Serve warm with Cherry Whipped Cream.
Cherry Whipped Cream:
Beat 1 cup (1/2 pt.) cold whipping cream with 1/4 cup powdered sugar in medium bowl until stiff; fold in pie filling remaining from pudding (about 1/2 cup) and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract.
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutritional advice.