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Old-Fashioned Vanilla Pudding

This creamy vanilla pudding is sure to be a favorite. “It’s always good and so easy to make,” confirms Katie Anderson of Spokane, Washington.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Gradually stir in milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat.
  • Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg yolk; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 1 minute longer. Remove from the heat. Gently stir in butter and vanilla.
  • Cool for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer to dessert dishes. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 181 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 123mg cholesterol, 241mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

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  • KirisXIII
    Jun 6, 2013

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  • singthepoems
    Aug 13, 2012

    Super easy to make and quite tasty. I used this today in a cake as a lighter version of pastry cream, and it worked really well.

  • revjoannrom828
    Sep 15, 2011

    This was a great filling for my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary Cake. You may want to double it though...I also added an additional tsp of vanilla because I love vanilla and using vanilla bean is even better.

  • Jody664
    Feb 9, 2011

    This is exactly my mom's pudding recipe, just pared down. Very yummy. I had some leftover rice last week and mad this into rice pudding. Delicious and brings back very fond memories of home.

  • ctmom05
    Apr 28, 2010

    This pudding was a really good base for "cinnamon roll pudding."I took a partial batch of homemade cinnamon rolls out of the freezer, chopped them up, and mixed them with the vanilla pudding, YUM!

  • lorilovesbill
    Feb 25, 2010

    Really enjoyed this and will be making again tonght!

  • dmgent77
    Oct 2, 2008

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