Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

Creamy pudding is layered with fruit preserves, caramel sauce or chocolate sauce and topped with nuts, chocolate pieces or spices. It is a great kid-friendly dessert that can even be presented elegantly for an adult dinner. From the December 2004 issue of Country Living. Cook time does not include chill time.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 13 cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 4 tablespoons dry tapioca
  • 3 12 cups milk
  • 34 cup chocolate syrup or 34 cup caramel sauce or 34 cup fruit preserves
  • 14 cup nuts or 14 cup decorative candies or 14 cup chocolate piece


  1. Fill a large bowl with ice water and set aside.
  2. Mix the sugar, tapioca, milk and egg yolks together in a medium saucepan.
  3. Cook on medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a full boil.
  4. Remove from heat, transfer the pudding to a medium bowl, and set in the ice bath.
  5. Chill for at least 1 hour or until pudding cools completely.
  6. To prepare the parfaits: place 3 tablespoons tapioca in a small parfait glass.
  7. Spread one tablespoon of sauce or preserves over the tapioca.
  8. Top with 3 more tablespoons tapioca and 1 more tablespoon sauce or preserves.
  9. Finish with a final layer of 2 tablespoons tapioca.
  10. Repeat with 5 more parfait dishes and garnish with nuts, candies, chocolate pieces, or a sprinkle of cinnamon, if desired.
Most Helpful

5 5

Made this for Dh, the tapioca lover. It's not at all like my typical tapioca and guess what? He likes this one better. The nerve of that guy. ;) I used melted blueberry jam between the pudding layers.

5 5

Nummy!! I used large glasses and it made three. This was the first time I have mead tapioca and had it turn out right!I layered it with caramel and then chocolate sauce and topped it with colored sprinkles. The color in the sprinkles ran a bit but it tasted great!! Everybody in my house loves tapioca pudding and they all love these parfaits!!