Old-Fashioned Vanilla Pudding

Old-Fashioned Vanilla Pudding

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"This creamy vanilla pudding is sure to be a favorite. Its always good and so easy to make, confirms Katie Anderson of Spokane, Washington."
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Ingredients

30 m servings
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  1. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Gradually stir in milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat.
  2. Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg yolk; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 1 minute longer. Remove from the heat. Gently stir in butter and vanilla.
  3. Cool for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer to dessert dishes. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Footnotes

  • Nutrition Facts: 1/2 cup equals 181 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 123 mg cholesterol, 241 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

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The submitter's description is right on - this IS old fashioned goodness at its comforting best and it IS easy to make as well. The recipe is straightforward, with perfect measurements of ingred...

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Great custard flavor but it did not set up well. It bubbled away for what I thought was ample enough time to create a nice thick pudding but it just didn't set up well. Once chilled it was somew...

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The submitter's description is right on - this IS old fashioned goodness at its comforting best and it IS easy to make as well. The recipe is straightforward, with perfect measurements of ingred...

Excellent! I didn't have any cornstarch on hand, so I used 2 tablespoons of flour instead. It still turned out great! I filled pre-baked tart shells with it and added fresh strawberries on to...

i've never made homemade pudding before so i thought i would try this recipe. it was soooooooo easy to make and soooooooo yummy! why has it taken me this long to try it. i used splenda in pla...

perfect! temper your egg yolks good so you don't get (as one user said) scrambled pudding. i beat the egg yolks until they look lighter and have a creamier looking texture. then while vigorou...

Fantastic. I just made this recipe and it's great. I doubled it and had about 3-4 custard dishes, so the recipe doesn't make much. But, boy is it worth it. My wife makes fun of me as I eat m...

This was pudding was GREAT! Once I tasted that it was good I modified the recipe to make a perfect banana pudding. To make the banana pudding: I tripled the recipe, used evaporated milk, added ...

This is wonderful!! The only change I made was a dinner party for 12. I put a cloud of "on Top" (no melt whipped cream from Gordon Foods)in stemmed glasses, a small amount of crushed cinnamon gr...

Was looking for a quick and easy substitute for boxed vanilla pudding, and found it. I added a generous dash of cinnamon, mixed dry ingredients first, and stirred constantly until it just reache...

Excellent basic vanilla pudding. Not too sweet, and the egg yolk adds great depth of flavor. (By the way, using just the yolk reduces the risk of curdling.) A nice way to add extra flavor is ...

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