Cornstarch Pudding

"This if from the cornstarch box. It takes me back to the good ol' days of seventh grade homemaking class. Very easy and a nice treat."
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  • Place cornstarch, salt, and sugar in mixing bowl, and mix well.
  • Add 1/2 cup milk, and stir until smooth.
  • Scald 1 1/2 cups milk in top of double boiler, and add cornstarch mixture slowly, stirring constantly.
  • Place over boiling water in bottom of double boiler, and cook slowly, stirring constantly until smooth and thickened.
  • Cover, and cook for 15 minutes longer, stirring occasionally.
  • Add vanilla and stir.
  • Pour into individual molds which have been rinsed in cold water.
  • Chill until firm.
  • Unmold and serve with maple syrup, cream, chocolate sauce, sliced peachs, or sliced apricots as desired.
  • Chocolate: Add 1 square unsweetened chocolate, melted, at the same time vanilla is added.
  • Coconut: Add 1/2 cup shredded coconut to scalded milk.

Questions & Replies

  1. Does ANYONE ELSE recall a Cornstarch Pudding Receipt that included Egg(s)? My Grandmother used to make this when I was a Child and Serve it over Homemade Pound Cake with Fresh Sliced Strawberries - YUMMIE! My Children still request it and many of Her other Special Desserts which I have mastered, except “Grandma Browns Cornstarch Pudding”. It just doesn’t taste the same. I seem to remember that she put an egg or two (since she usually doubled the receipt). Thank You in advance for ending my Brain Fog!
  2. I'm trying to make a pudding out of a favorite juice. I'm not sure how. Can anyone advise?


  1. I was looking for a blancmange recipe and came across this. I used one percent milk and it thickened up nicely (and fast). I used two pans for my makeshift double boiler. this was delicious hot and great on my sore throat. Thanks Bertha
  2. This recipe is missing eggs. It needs eggs to help make it thicken.
  3. Can you add peanut butter to make it Peanut butter pudding?


I am married and have three children ages 9 to 16. I work full-time so between work and attending as many school functions as I can possibly fit in, I have little time to prepare "gourmet" type dishes which require a lot of preparation time. I like tasty, quick-fix meals that use ingredients that are usually in my house and don't require an extra trip to the store. When I'm not waiting on my family or working, I like to do counted cross-stitch and recently started a new hobby----quilting.
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