Vanilla Pudding

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Vanilla PuddingRecipe
Photo: Anna Williams
Makes 4 servings (2 cups)


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1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups whole milk
2 egg yolks
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a saucepan. Pour ¼ cup of the milk into the sugar mixture, stirring to form a smooth paste. Whisk in the remaining milk and the egg yolks. Cook the pudding mixture over low heat, stirring continuously with a wooden spoon until thickened, about 15 minutes. Do not allow it to boil. Remove from heat and stir in the butter and vanilla. Scrape the pudding into a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, pressing the surface to make an airtight seal and prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate until well chilled, about 1 hour.

Created date

March 2005

Nutritional Information

Calcium 151 mg
Calories 273
Caloriesfromfat 39 %
Carbohydrate 36 g
Cholesterol 130 mg
Fat 12 g
Fiber 0 g
Iron 0 mg
Protein 5 mg
Satfat 7 g
Sodium 127 mg