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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  • 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

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This did not set. I always follow the authors directions to a "T" whenever I make something the first time. I allowed it more time to set and it still would not set. Not sure what happened but most custards are soft and smooth but never runny like this one. Read More