Thursday, February 17, 2011

Old Fashioned Tapioca Pudding

One of my mom's and my favorite desserts growing up was tapioca pudding.  You don't see it that much anymore.  Tapicoa pudding is one of those comfort foods that brings back happy childhood memories and it's really easy to make.

  • 1/2 cup small pearl tapioca
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
Combine tapioca, milk, and salt in a medium size saucepan on medium-high heat.  Stir frequently until boiling.  Simmer 5 minutes, uncovered at the lowest possible heat, adding sugar gradually.
Beat eggs in a separate bowl.  Mix in some of the hot tapioca very slowly to temper the eggs.  Return eggs to the pan with the tapioca.  Slowly bring mixture barely to a boil stirring constantly.  Reduce heat and stir several minutes until the pudding thickens.  Cool 15 minutes.  Add vanilla.  Serve warm or chilled.

Serves 4-6
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  1. It sounds so easy and looks so good! I love to cook but I am just starting to branch out into desserts. I am visiting and following via Follow Friday!
    Happy Weekend..

  2. Wow, I haven't had tapioca in about 100 years:@) As a matter of fact, the last time I used it at all it was cracked and in some fresh fruit pies at the diner.

  3. never made this myself! may have to now. glad to have found your blog!

  4. What a pretty, spring-feeling presentation of this light dessert. We love tapioca pudding in this home and haven't made it quite some time. Thanks for the reminder to do so, and also for sharing this on Fresh Clean and Pure Friday last week! You're quite the cook!


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