Creamy Vanilla Pudding

"This is very good. It tastes just like the packaged pudding. It's very sweet though; so you may want to decrease the sugar a bit."
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  • Place 2 cups milk and salt in saucapan. Sprinkle sugar over milk; do not stir.
  • Heat over medium-high flame.
  • Quickly combine cornstarch with remaining milk.
  • Add egg yolks. Mix well.
  • When milk reaches a full boil, remove from heat.
  • Stir in cornstarch mixture. Pudding will begin to thicken.
  • Return to heat; cook for one minute.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and butter.
  • Pour into serving dishes. Serve warm.
  • Serves 4.

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  1. Thank you for posting this recipe! I found the same recipe on another site several years ago and the printed recipe has been posted on the inside of my cabinet for years. Not only is this a great pudding, and easy to make. IT IS ALSO A GLUTEN FREE RECIPE.. I've not bought a pudding mix since finding this recipe.
  2. A nice vanilla pudding and a lot faster and easier to make than the box pudding. I used half the amount of sugar but found it needed more. Whisked the cornstarch and milk well before adding the egg yolks. While adding this to the hot pudding I did keep whisking so no lumps would appear. This would be a nice pudding to make a banana cream pie but as a pudding itself I think I would like a bit more flavor. Made and reviewed for A " Taste Of Yellow " LiveStrong Event in the Photo Forum.


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