Recipe by Jackie Smith
"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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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.
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.
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...
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.
It was really yummy and so easy. I used 3tbs of cocoa which was perfect.
A good tasting pudding with a mousse like texture. I was not thrilled with the liquid coming out of it the next day, still tasted very good though. I used the cocoa and whisked all the dry stuff together before adding the milk and heat.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Pudding or Pie Filling
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 27
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