Easy Fruit Juice Tapioca Pudding

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is my version of the fruit juice pudding recipe on the Minute Tapioca box. I omitted the sugar from the original recipe which I think is rather unnecessary. Topping the pudding with corn flakes adds a great crunch. Also add chopped nuts and dried fruit if you like. Note: Prep. time includes time taken for cooling.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 14 teaspoons minute tapioca
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 12 cup pure unsweetened apple juice or 12 cup unsweetened orange juice (or any other fruit juice)
  • 12 cup corn flakes
  • sliced fruit, for topping (optional)


  1. Mix tapioca, salt and fruit juice in a small saucepan.
  2. Let it stand for 5 minutes.
  3. Cook on medium heat stirring constantly until mixture comes to a full boil.
  4. Remove from heat (The pudding thickens as it cools).
  5. Cool 20 minutes, and stir.
  6. Top with corn flakes and fresh fruit for a yummy, healthy snack.
  7. You can have this warm or chilled-- I like it chilled!


Most Helpful

The flavor is more like a gelatin dessert than tapioca pudding with milk and egg. The cereal topping is a great idea -- the mellow sweetness of the corn cereal was a lovely compliment to the tangy pudding. I didn't have cornflakes, so I crumbled some Crispix cereal on instead. I used an orange-pineapple-strawberry 100% juice blend. It was already a bit tart, but when cooked down, it was more intense, so I can see that with some juices added sugar might be good. The contrast of the corn topping evened it out well, too, though.

Nose July 16, 2006

Thanks for a great recipe! Really enjoyed it - such an unusual texture. I added cinnamon to it, which worked out well. Next time I might try adding a bit of lemon juice instead of cinnamon to see if I can get a mock lemon pudding taste out of it.

MJ K March 15, 2011

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