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General George Pudding


What a way to celebrate George Washington’s birthday!


  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 cups milk, scalded
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 can sour cherries, drained and juice reserved
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. Mix crumbs with hot milk and let cool.
  2. Beat eggs and add sugar. Add egg mixture to milk and crumbs.
  3. Drain juice from cherries, saving the juice, and put cherries with the pudding mixture. Put into a greased baking dish and dot with butter.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F for one hour.
  5. Serve with Cherry Sauce.
  6. Cherry Sauce: Add water to cherry juice to make 1 1/2 cups liquid.
  7. Combine 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch with 1/2 cup sugar and a pinch of salt. Add a little liquid to the cornstarch and sugar and make a smooth paste. Combine all and stir over low heat until thick and smooth.

This is a recipe from Linda's Grandmother, Frieda Louise Becker-Roth, of Muscatine, Iowa – d.1949.

From the Family Recipes Collection of Linda Ann Jolly and Lisa Marie Stephens.


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