Classic tapioca pudding is made with very little hassle in a slow cooker. There is no need to pre-soak small tapioca pearls prior to cooking. Serve warm or put in individual containers and keep in fridge.

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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir milk, sugar, tapioca, and eggs together in a slow cooker crock.

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  • Cook on Low, stirring once per hour, for 6 hours. Stir vanilla into the pudding.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

217.6 calories; 6.3 g protein; 35.1 g carbohydrates; 67.1 mg cholesterol; 75.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (16)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2014
I sub’d Truvia for the sugar which worked out fine in case you want to use a sugar substitute. Slow cookers are like microwaves, cooking temperatures vary widely. Mine was done in about 3 hours, so I would caution you to keep an eye on your cooker so it doesn’t burn. The pudding was rich, loaded with vanilla flavor, and very creamy. Although I’m not a huge slow cooker fan, this is one recipe that I would make again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/02/2017
First time and will be the last time. Followed directions as written. I've always made fluffy tapioca on the stove with constant watching and stirring and with care. Always came out fantastic to eagerly awaiting children. Folded beaten egg whites into the finished product. Mouth watering. Slow cooking just doesn't cut it. No real control over the process. I could have eaten Elmer's glue rather than what turned out. Probably would have tasted better. Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2014
I sub’d Truvia for the sugar which worked out fine in case you want to use a sugar substitute. Slow cookers are like microwaves, cooking temperatures vary widely. Mine was done in about 3 hours, so I would caution you to keep an eye on your cooker so it doesn’t burn. The pudding was rich, loaded with vanilla flavor, and very creamy. Although I’m not a huge slow cooker fan, this is one recipe that I would make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2014
I sub’d Truvia for the sugar which worked out fine in case you want to use a sugar substitute. Slow cookers are like microwaves, cooking temperatures vary widely. Mine was done in about 3 hours, so I would caution you to keep an eye on your cooker so it doesn’t burn. The pudding was rich, loaded with vanilla flavor, and very creamy. Although I’m not a huge slow cooker fan, this is one recipe that I would make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2014
So easy and so delicious. I use large tapioca pearls. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2015
So easy and so delicious! I subbed Vanilla Soy Milk and did not add any additional vanilla. It was extra delicious with some cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice sprinkled on top. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2016
I made this I used 2 cans coconut milk and the rest I used the whole milk less the coconut milk at the end of cooking I added a can of crushed pineapple delicious but next time I will use less sugar Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2020
4 hours is plenty. If you can stir it every half-hour, do so in order to avoid tapioca bead clumps. Final product was fantastic! Will be making it frequently in the foreseeable future. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/02/2017
First time and will be the last time. Followed directions as written. I've always made fluffy tapioca on the stove with constant watching and stirring and with care. Always came out fantastic to eagerly awaiting children. Folded beaten egg whites into the finished product. Mouth watering. Slow cooking just doesn't cut it. No real control over the process. I could have eaten Elmer's glue rather than what turned out. Probably would have tasted better. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/10/2016
Turned to paste in only 4 hours. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2017
Will definitely make again. Could decrease sugar a little bit if serving warm. A dash of cinnamon is nice! So easy made in slow cooker. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2018
Made this tapioca pudding and loved the flavor and texture. Yes it takes a while but well worth the wait. I even add vanilla beans to add a bit more flavor and exquisiteness. Yum! Read More
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