Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. In a 2 quart casserole thoroughly beat together the egg and sugar; stir in vanill and fruit cocktail including the syrup in the can. Stir in the sifted dry ingredients. Mix together the b. sugar, cinnamon and nuts; sprinkle over top of pudding. Bake in a moderate(350 degree) oven 40-50 minutes. Serve warm(or reheat) with whipped cream, sour cream or whipped cream cheese. Makes 6 servings.