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Vanilla Pudding

Real Simple MARCH 2005

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (2 cups)


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 151mg
  • Calories: 273
  • Calories from fat: 39%
  • Carbohydrate: 36g
  • Cholesterol: 130mg
  • Fat: 12g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Iron: 0mg
  • Protein: 5mg
  • Saturated fat: 7g
  • Sodium: 127mg

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