Make Ahead

Grandma's Vanilla Pudding

February 24, 2011
Photo by Julia Gartland
Author Notes

My grandmother made this pudding for my Mom and my Mom made it for my brothers and I. It's a very versatile pudding. Slice ripe bananas into a graham cracker crust and pour cooled pudding over the top and you have the best banana cream pie! Add 3-6 Tablespoons of cocoa powder to the sugar and you have chocolate pudding for pudding in a cloud or chocolate pie! I use it to fill eclair shells and when my husband took these to class on Fridays he always got an A in the course. —michelle_kuhlman

  • Serves 4 or fills 1 pie
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 3 Egg yolks, beaten
  • 2-4 tablespoons Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
In This Recipe
  1. In a heavy sauce pan mix sugar, flour, and salt. Whisk till combined.
  2. Whisk in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring till mixture boils and begins to thicken. Cook 3 more minutes.
  3. Temper eggs with 1/2 cup mixture and slowly add eggs to the pudding. Stir for a 1-2 minutes. Add butter and vanilla.
  4. Serve warm or cold.
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