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Pudding or Pie Filling Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Pudding or Pie Filling

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"This is an easy recipe for making pudding or pie filling from scratch. For a little variety, try stirring 4 tablespoons of cocoa powder as it cooks, or stir in 1 to 2 cups flaked coconut or 3 sliced bananas to the filling just before refrigerating."

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Original recipe makes 2 -10 inch pies Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    15 mins


  1. In a large saucepan, mix together the sugar, cornstarch and 3 cups milk. If making chocolate, mix in cocoa powder. Bring to a boil and stir frequently until mixture thickens.
  2. Whisk together last cup of milk with egg yolks. As pudding thickens, add egg yolk mixture and stir frequently. Bring to a boil for 1 minute.
  3. Remove from heat, stir in butter and vanilla.
  4. Pour into baked pie shells or use as a pudding. Refrigerate until chilled.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 20, 2009

This was good. The recipe worked out and it did make a pudding and was not hard to make at all. On the down side, when using it as a pie filling with a graham cracker crust, it seeps more liquid than I would like a pie to. It sets up fine but then liquid seeps from it. I made it with cocoa powder for a chocolate pudding pie and I topped it with whipped cream. I made it for my son because he hates Key Lime and I made Key Lime for my husband, and my son did not care for it at all. He might just be more used to the instant puddings. It is really important with this pudding to really get all the white away from the yolks, my yolks were not too eager to fully separate, despite my use of an egg separator, so I had little bits of curdled egg white in it, not a lot but it freaked my son out. I did not have a problem with burning. I use quality thick bottom pots and have an electric stove and heated it on medium heat and stirring with a wire whisk.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 13, 2008

The eggs and milk part needs to be whisked before even turning on the heat because the mixture needs to be stirred CONSTANTLY (NOT "Frequently"!!!) It will burn if you stop stirring it even for a moment. It seems to be good other than that.


10 Ratings

Oct 18, 2010

I just eyeballed the amount of cocoa and it tastes great but seems runny... maybe less milk next time i make it. Otherwise I loved it...

Feb 15, 2015

Excellent! Soooo much better then the boxed stuff!!

Jan 18, 2013

I used this recipe as a chocolate pudding to eat on its own, with cocoa added. Of course, the first ingredients MUST be whisked before heating. I used 1 cup sugar and 1/4 Splenda to sweeten it (just over a half-sweet ratio), and it was VERY sweet. I would stick to just under 1 cup sugar next time.

Jun 15, 2015

I just finished making this the only thing I changed was instead of 3 cups of milk I used 2 3/4 cups. Other than that it was great !

Feb 13, 2015

Great pudding! Maybe a little too sweet! I'll add a little less sugar next time.

Jan 02, 2014

It was really yummy and so easy. I used 3tbs of cocoa which was perfect.


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  • Calories
  • 155 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 58 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 3 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 57 mg
  • 2%

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

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