Lancaster County Pa Tapioca Recipe

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

The real deal - This is standard fare in this county! Enjoy this recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat milk until skin forms on top.
  2. Add tapioca and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Beat eggs and add sugar and vanilla.
  4. Slowly add this to the hot milk.
  5. Cook and stir until almost boiling and thickened.
  6. Cool completely. Just before serving, add Cool Whip.


Most Helpful

Outstanding old-fashioned tapioca pudding! I loved the custardy taste and the creaminess. My only change in the recipe was to use 1/2 c. sugar and 1/2 c. Splenda. It turned out more than sweet enough, and I couldn't even tell that the sugar was reduced by more than half. I had to stir throughout the entire cooking process because the milk (I used 2%) was sticking a little to the bottom of my pot, and I tempered the egg mixture before adding it (which made all the difference in preventing that grainy, "cooked egg" texture). I will definitely be making this on a regular basis!

Chilicat March 03, 2007

Very rich, nice flavor - just what I was looking for. The pudding was not too firm and not too soft. My only problem was that it was a bit grainy, and not as smooth as I would like. It could be my technique. I need to remember to use a nice heavy bottomed- or non-stick pot. I'm keeping this recipe! It's as close as I've been to the tapioca of my dreams!

Connie K January 21, 2006

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