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Pudding from Scratch Recipe

Pudding from Scratch

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"This is a very basic pudding recipe that is made from scratch. It is very simple and delicious."

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Original recipe makes 4 to 5 servings Change Servings


  1. In a 2 quart saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Slowly stir in milk. Bring to a boil, and cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until mixture thickens. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes more. Stir in vanilla.
  2. Pour hot pudding into dessert glasses or molds that have been rinsed in cold water. Chill until firm. Unmold if desired. Serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 23, 2011

I've made this about 8 times now... I've done different flavors and had great success. Used brown sugar instead of white for a butterscotchy flavor, added lemon extract and zest for lemon pudding, and added chocolate chips for choccy pudding. Tonight I made choccy and put it in a baked pie crust and topped with whipped cream... 3 adults and 2 kids finished it off in 1 sitting.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 11, 2003

dessert does not set no matter how many times i try.Must have mix up to a boil and then slow boil while stirring for 2 more minutes.


32 Ratings

Jul 08, 2006

This was delicious! I doubled the recipe and substituted double flour for the cornstarch.

Feb 09, 2003

This is a great recipe to add just about anything to. My family loves it for banana pudding, and butterscotch pudding.

Jul 20, 2012

This was a very easy recipe. I used it in a banana trifle recipe, and it turned out perfect.

Jan 04, 2007

I ran out of eggs because I just made a quiche but I still wanted pudding so I gave this recipe a try. While it did thicken up nicely, I think the texture was kind of funny. It was almost gummy. While it was warm it was good, but once it chilled I didn't like it as much. I subbed maple extract for the vanilla and got a maple pudding from this recipe. I think I'll try to stick with the egg type puddings, but thanks anyway.

Feb 18, 2009

Thanks for this recipe. I will never buy a package of pudding again. It is very easy, and oh, so yummy. I added a pinch of cinnamon as well.

Feb 09, 2003



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  • Calories
  • 168 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.5 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 3 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 5 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 209 mg
  • 8%

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

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