Homemade Vanilla Pudding

"This is an old Amish recipe. And I LOVE IT. You can eat it for breakfast, have it with lunch or it can be a nice desert."
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  • Mix all of the following ingredients together in a 2-quart microwave safe bowl:milk, eggs, cornstarchand sugar.
  • Mix until smooth, then heat in the microwave, uncovered, on high for 45 seconds.
  • Set the bowl on a hot pad, stir.
  • Repeat steps 3 and 4 eight times{ mark each time you do this so you don't loose count}.
  • Then stir in vanilla and butter.
  • Let cool for 2 hours{ eating the pudding before it is fully cooked may upset your stomach}.

Questions & Replies

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  1. MaggieMugs
    For those of us who don't have a microwave, do you have the directions for preparations on the stove?


  1. cathyfood
    An "old Amish recipe " you cook in the microwave ?? HaHa! I made this today to use in a trifle. It was SO EASY and SO GOOD! Much easier than cooking on the stove, tempering the eggs, mixing it back in, boiling again, etc. etc. I used a whisk to mix it each time, and it came out smooth as silk. If you're obsessive, you could strain it, but it's not necessary. It is NOT thick enough for Boston cream pie, but just right for soft pudding in a cup or in a trifle. I did add a pinch of salt, and more vanilla than called for, as well as an additional TB of sugar. I liked using the whole eggs. The first 3 times, I cooked it for 1 minute, then once it got hot I did it for 45 seconds each time. I needed one extra shot, but I think my microwave is lower power because it's so small. Thank you, Chef, for this simple tasty recipe. I'm sure I'll use it often.
  2. Janet O.
    Just made this, this afternoon, with the intent of rescuing a cake that fell. Very easy and tasty. Thanks for posting.
  3. Tys Kitchen
    Doubled the recipe because I was making trifle and made it all in a 8 cup measuring cup. Used 1/2 skim and 1/2 1% milk because that's what I had. It's a cross between a custard and a pudding. Better, cheaper and almost faster than using a mix. Fantastic! Will make again.
  4. PuenteTriana
    It tasted great, but I hade to microwave it a couple of more 45 secs. Maybe the problem is my microwave.<br/>I used it for eclairs.<br/>Thanks for sharing.
  5. bmcnichol
    I have never made pudding that didn't come out of a box. I followed the recipe exactly as written and this was very easy to make. We all enjoyed this. Made for Spring PAC 2010.



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