Make Ahead

Grandma's Vanilla Pudding

February 24, 2011
5 Ratings
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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