Rating: 4.36 stars
58 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 4

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

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Pour hot pudding into dessert glasses or molds that have been rinsed in cold water. Chill until firm. Unmold if desired. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

168 calories; protein 5g; carbohydrates 29.5g; fat 3g; cholesterol 12.2mg; sodium 208.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (47)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2011
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. Read More
(117)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/11/2003
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. Read More
(16)
58 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2011
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. Read More
(117)
Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2006
This was delicious! I doubled the recipe and substituted double flour for the cornstarch. Read More
(70)
Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2003
This is a great recipe to add just about anything to. My family loves it for banana pudding and butterscotch pudding. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/11/2003
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. Read More
(16)
Rating: 3 stars
01/04/2007
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. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2012
This was a very easy recipe. I used it in a banana trifle recipe and it turned out perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2009
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. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2010
Fabulously easy recipe! I substituted the sugar with evaporated cane juice crystals (a more unprocessed sugar) cut down the vanilla to 1/4 tsp and added 1 T of unsweetened cocoa powder to make chocolate pudding. It set up perfectly! This one will be a staple in my cookbook. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
02/09/2003
1/3 CUP OF SUGAR SEEMS TO BE A LITTLE TOO MUCH TRY 1/4 CUP AND SPRINKLE WITH CINNAMON WHEN CHILL. Read More
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