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It sounds fancy, but budino simply means 'pudding' in Italian. This one is layered with shortbread crumbs and caramel, so if you dig deep, you get a sweet surprise in every bite. If you like, reserve about 2 tablespoons of the crushed cookies to sprinkle on top.


Recipe Summary

20 mins
10 mins
50 mins
1 hr 20 mins
6 half-pint Mason jars or parfait glasses


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Mix together brown sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a saucepan.

  • Whisk together egg yolks and milk in a small bowl; gradually whisk into sugar mixture. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until mixture thickens and boils, about 6 minutes. Boil, stirring, for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Pour into another bowl; chill pudding for 20 minutes.

  • Divide crushed cookies evenly among 6 half-pint Mason jars or parfait glasses. Layer 1/4 cup pudding, 1 tablespoon caramel sauce, and 1/4 cup additional pudding into each jar. Chill for 30 minutes or up to 1 day.

  • Beat together cream, white sugar, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract with an electric mixer in a chilled bowl until soft peaks form. Cover and chill.

  • Just before serving, top each jar generously with whipped cream, drizzle with remaining caramel sauce, and sprinkle with sea salt.

Nutrition Facts

552 calories; protein 6.3g; carbohydrates 79.3g; fat 25.3g; cholesterol 142.4mg; sodium 427.1mg. Full Nutrition