Tropical Coconut Pudding

Tropical Coconut Pudding Recipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham
Top this pudding with any ripe fruit. If you're looking for crunchy texture, gild it with crushed banana chips or chopped macadamia nuts.

Yield:

Makes 6 servings
Total time: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 30 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes

Ingredients

1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon table salt
6 large egg yolks
1 1/2 cups milk
1 (13.5-oz.) can coconut milk
3 cups peeled and diced fresh tropical fruit (such as mango, kiwifruit, or pineapple)

Preparation

1. Whisk together first 3 ingredients in a medium-size heavy saucepan; whisk in egg yolks and next 2 ingredients until well blended. Cook mixture over medium-low heat, whisking constantly, 10 to 12 minutes or just until mixture thickens and begins to bubble. (Do not boil.) Remove from heat, and pour mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a bowl.

2. Divide pudding among 6 ramekins or bowls. Place plastic wrap directly on warm custard (to prevent a film from forming); chill 1 hour to 2 days. Top each with fruit just before serving.