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Vanilla Pudding with Sautéed Pears

Photo: David Prince
Yield 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • 2 pears
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ground cinnamon

Nutrition Information

  • calcium 210 mg
  • calories 437
  • caloriesfromfat 0 %
  • carbohydrate 50 g
  • cholesterol 257 mg
  • fat 21 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • iron 1 mg
  • protein 12 mg
  • satfat 12 g
  • sodium 280 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar with cornstarch and salt. Whisk in milk and eggs until well blended. Over medium-high heat, heat the mixture to simmering, whisking constantly; cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Whisk in vanilla and 2 tablespoons melted butter. Pour into a shallow metal bowl and place waxed paper directly on the surface. Refrigerate to chill, about 1 hour.

    Core and thinly slice pears. In a skillet, over medium-high heat, melt 2 tablespoons unsalted butter. Sauté the pears in the butter for 3 minutes. Sprinkle with sugar and cook, stirring, until the sugar turns golden, 3 minutes. Spoon the pudding into cups and top with the warm pears; sprinkle with some ground cinnamon.