Grandma's Graham Cracker Pudding Recipe -
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Grandma's Graham Cracker Pudding

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"A wonderful, very rich pudding recipe that is one of our family's favorites. My husband's grandma makes it every Thanksgiving and Christmas. This delicious dessert never lasts long, and it's very filling, too."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, mix butter, brown sugar, and 2/3 of the crushed graham crackers. Press lightly into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  3. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, mix milk, salt, egg yolks, vanilla, white sugar, and cornstarch. Stirring constantly, cook until thickened, about 12 minutes. Pour into the baking dish.
  4. In a medium bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form, then mix in confectioners' sugar. Spoon over the mixture in the baking dish, and top with remaining crushed graham crackers.
  5. Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly browned.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 09, 2003

A friend's mother used to make this years ago but wouldn't share the recipe. I have looked since then for the recipe and never found one exactly like it until now! This is it and it is wonderful! The first time I made it I didn't let the pudding thicken enough but it still tasted great!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 11, 2007

Like other reviewers, it took me about 20 minutes for the pudding to thicken. It was not worth the effort. Their was no real flavor other than a little sweetness and I think the graham cracker topping is what kept the meringue from being stiff and turning out chewy. It was so bland no one finished desert; not even the 5 year old.


10 Ratings

Oct 19, 2005

This pudding was a huge success at a gathering at my house. Some asked for the recipe. The only thing I did different was I had to cook the sauce 20-25 min.for it to get thick.

Dec 01, 2003

I made this for Thanksgiving and everyone couldn't get enough!! I had to cook the pudding on the stovetop for a lot longer than the 12 mins. It took about 20, but it was perfect.

Dec 02, 2002

This was one of the best recipies that I ever tasted! All my relatives gave a very good compliment to this recipe. It was rich and crunchy and plain brilliant!

Jan 04, 2011

This is my fondest childhood food memory. My grandmother made it, and I loved it. This is just like hers. Not too sweet. Although I made it as the recipe says, I will modify that next time. I will make less graham cracker crust, and I will add 1 Tab of flour to the corn starch. Thanks for the memories!

Dec 14, 2009

I made this while in a rush which was not a good idea. Didn't cook the pudding for quite long enough on the stove so it was pretty goopy but tasted very good. The graham crust was delicious - I plan on using it with other fillings. The topping turned out rubbery for me but again I was rushing and may not have beaten the egg whites long enough. Next time I would skip that and just put the remaining crumbs directly on top of the pudding. The flavour was subtle and sweet - good desert for a heave meal.

Sep 14, 2008

It turned out very good. I really like the middle layer. It is nice and gooey. It did take a while to make, but the result is worth it.


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  • Calories
  • 298 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43.2 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 78 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 11.8 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 5.3 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 224 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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