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    No Fluff Tapioca Pudding

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    1 hr 5 mins

    35 mins

    30 mins

    sprue's Note:

    I have never been able to make tapioca pudding that calls for beaten egg whites successfully and most all recipes call for it. I finally found this recipe and it is the BEST we have ever tasted--so creamy and rich and thick and dense. Very yummy. The original calls for a vanilla bean, but it can be subbed for vanilla extract and still tastes amazing.

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    1. 1
      In a heavy bottomed sauce pan combine 1 cup milk with tapioca pearls; let soak for at least 30 minutes.
    2. 2
      After soaking is done, whisk in egg, salt, sugar and remaining milk and vanilla bean (if using) scraping the paste with a knife and throw in the pod (if using vanilla extract add at the very end after pudding is complete).
    3. 3
      Over medium heat bring mixture barely to a boil (about 15 minutes) stirring constantly. Be very careful to keep stirring so not to scorch it. If it scorches it's no good, throw out and start over.
    4. 4
      When boiling reduce heat and let mixture fall to a simmer. Continue stirring until the tapioca is fully cooked and the pudding is thickened. This could take 20 to 45 minutes--watch your tapioca it will tell you when it is done. It will swell up and become almost entirely translucent. Taste often for doneness. I like my tapioca a little chewy.
    5. 5
      When finished remove from heat and add vanilla extract if using. Also if using the cinnamon/nutmeg add now, let cool a bit and enjoy.
    6. 6
      This is best served warm, but good cold too.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 04, 2011


      Perfect! I used all half-and-half, so the results were super creamy and rich. I put everything in a glass bowl in a pot of boiling water so that scorching wasn't an issue and I didn't have to stir constantly (although it still needs frequent stirring). Will definitely be using this recipe from now on. Thanks!

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    • on January 27, 2008


      Yeah! I'm so glad to find a recipe that works without a double broiler and turns out perfect! I used the large frog-eye tapioca so I soaked it in the milk over night in the frig. I will double the recipe next time, as my husband devoured most of this batch which only made approximately 2 cups. Very yummy!

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    • on April 18, 2013


      Delicious and simple. Loved that I didn't have to beat the egg whites separately. Just the right amount of sweetness. I made it with all 2% milk (because that's what I had) and it was great. I can see that having 1 Cup of half-n-half would be really good too. Thanks for posting this recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for No Fluff Tapioca Pudding

    Serving Size: 1 (225 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 3

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 326.3
    Calories from Fat 94
    Total Fat 10.5 g
    Saturated Fat 6.0 g
    Cholesterol 96.1 mg
    Sodium 337.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 48.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    Sugars 22.7 g
    Protein 10.1 g

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    vanilla beans

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