Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 0 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In medium double boiler, cook sugar, cornstarch, milk and salt. When mixture begins to thicken, add part of mixture to egg yolks; mix well, then pour egg mixture back into mixture in double boiler.
  2. Cook until thick; take off stove, then add butter and vanilla.
  3. You can use as pudding and top with Cool Whip or use pudding with bananas for banana pudding You can also add 2 unsweetened chocolate squares at the beginning and make a chocolate pie or pudding.
  4. For butterscotch pie or pudding, use 3/4 cup light brown sugar firmly packed and 1/4 cup sugar instead of 3/4 cup sugar, then cook as directed.
  5. You can also make a banana plate pie with the vanilla mixture, just cook as directed.
  6. In baked pie shell, line bottom with bananas; pour a layer of pudding, then a layer of ba nanas, then pudding.
  7. You can top with Cool Whip or meringue.
Most Helpful

This was excellent pudding. I don't have a dbl boiler, but constant stirring over medium heat was fine. If I made it again, I would leave out or reduce salt and reduce sugar to 1/2 cup. It was a bit sweet and I could taste the salt. My personal preferences, so I still gave 5 stars. The pudding is creamy and smooth. I used it to fill my cream puffs and they were excellent!

wyojess March 07, 2011

Superb! Took other reviewers advice and reduce the sugar to 1/2 cup and egg yolks to 2. I also used 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. I didn't use a double boiler either. So, so good! And super easy. Can't believe I've never made homemade pudding before. Thanks for sharing.

armymomx2 April 22, 2011

Super-dooper pudding. I mix the sugar (1/3 cup) with the salt and cornstarch till blended. Then add a little of the milk to make a smooth mixture. Proceed with the rest of the milk, and stir with a spatula to cover more area while stirring. After the mixture thickens, temper the egg yolks with a little of the hot milk mixture. Add tempered yolks back into the pot, Stir like crazy, letting the pudding boil for at least a minute to cook the eats and prevent it from breaking down. Enjoy. Thanks for a great pudding recipe :)

emical March 14, 2010