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Mahalabia (Egyptian Milk Pudding)

Rated as 3.5 out of 5 Stars

"Mahalabia is a popular dessert in Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries. This rich version features both milk and heavy cream."
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1 h 50 m servings 321
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Combine milk, cream, sugar, vanilla sugar, and cornstarch in a saucepan and whisk until well combined. Slowly bring to a boil over medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened and mixture coats the back of a spoon, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Pour pudding into 4 dessert bowls and allow to cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Refrigerate until chilled, 1 more hour. Sprinkle with cinnamon to serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 321 calories; 24.4 21.4 5.3 91 73 Full nutrition

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I'd give this 5 stars had the amount of cornstarch not been off so far. I used 4 Tablespoons in order to thicken this enough to set. (not a typo....Tablespoons is correct)