Custards and Pudding Recipes

Get easy recipes for creamy chocolate pudding, flan, mousse, and banana and rice puddings. Even beginner cooks can master these easy-to-make recipes.

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Kentucky Banana Pudding

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This is my grandmother's recipe! A version with a cookie crust.

Chocolate Cream Pudding

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Sugar, cornstarch, milk and unsweetened chocolate are cooked, thickened with egg yolks, cooked some more and then flavored with butter and vanilla before chilling.

Creme Brulee II

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A wonderful baked creme brulee. Use white or brown sugar for the top. If you do not have a kitchen torch, a regular propane torch can be used or simply place the custard under the broiler for a few minutes.

Maple Syrup Custard Cups

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Very light with a satiny texture and gentle maple flavor. These custard cups are the perfect ending to traditional 'New England'-styled holiday meals.

Homemade Vanilla Pudding

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A delectable dessert. There is no substitute for the butter.

Flan Mexicano (Mexican Flan)

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This recipe was given to me by my mother-in-law, who is from Durango, Mexico. I had to beg her for years to give this recipe to me. Finally, she gave it to me for Christmas. I added orange zest, but the original recipe calls for just pure vanilla. You can use almond extract as well.

Classic Tapioca Pudding

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A classic tapioca pudding recipe that requires a lot of attention, but it's worth it. Tapioca pudding is a great comfort food and can be served warm or cold.

Kelly's Butterscotch Pudding

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This is a wonderful pudding recipe I have been making for years. Our family loves it best when it's hot. Can also use as a pie filling.

The Best Banana Pudding

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The best no bake banana pudding you will ever find (or so I've been told by many).

Bread Pudding II

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My family LOVES bread pudding, and this recipe is one that I have fine tuned to their taste. I have to double this recipe, and bake it in a 9x13 inch pan for my family! It's great for breakfast or dessert and is delicious with milk poured on top! Enjoy!

Creamy Rice Pudding

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This is my mom's recipe for Rice Pudding. It's the best I've ever tasted and it gets rave reviews from everyone I serve it to. Sprinkle with nutmeg or cinnamon, if desired. For creamier pudding, use short or medium grain rice.

Spanish Flan

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Delicious Spanish flan, everyone will love it!

Inspiration and Ideas

Spanish Flan

"I've been using this recipe for about 4 years now! Never fails to impress. I always have to make at least two batches for my family because everyone loves it." – Afra

Creamy Rice Pudding

"My go-to recipe! Add a nice dollop of homemade whipped cream on the top about ten minutes after it's ready, and your family will sing your praises!" – klr6773

Gramma's Apple Bread Pudding

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This bread pudding is the ultimate in comfort food from Gramma's kitchen. It is great for using up bread and apples. Enjoy!