No Fluff Tapioca Pudding

No Fluff Tapioca Pudding created by FLKeysJen

I have never been able to make tapioca pudding that calls for beaten egg whites successfully and most all recipes call for it. I finally found this recipe and it is the BEST we have ever tasted--so creamy and rich and thick and dense. Very yummy. The original calls for a vanilla bean, but it can be subbed for vanilla extract and still tastes amazing.

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  • In a heavy bottomed sauce pan combine 1 cup milk with tapioca pearls; let soak for at least 30 minutes.
  • After soaking is done, whisk in egg, salt, sugar and remaining milk and vanilla bean (if using) scraping the paste with a knife and throw in the pod (if using vanilla extract add at the very end after pudding is complete).
  • Over medium heat bring mixture barely to a boil (about 15 minutes) stirring constantly. Be very careful to keep stirring so not to scorch it. If it scorches it's no good, throw out and start over.
  • When boiling reduce heat and let mixture fall to a simmer. Continue stirring until the tapioca is fully cooked and the pudding is thickened. This could take 20 to 45 minutes--watch your tapioca it will tell you when it is done. It will swell up and become almost entirely translucent. Taste often for doneness. I like my tapioca a little chewy.
  • When finished remove from heat and add vanilla extract if using. Also if using the cinnamon/nutmeg add now, let cool a bit and enjoy.
  • This is best served warm, but good cold too.
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"I have never been able to make tapioca pudding that calls for beaten egg whites successfully and most all recipes call for it. I finally found this recipe and it is the BEST we have ever tasted--so creamy and rich and thick and dense. Very yummy. The original calls for a vanilla bean, but it can be subbed for vanilla extract and still tastes amazing."
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  1. Maven in the Making
    Delicious and simple. Loved that I didn't have to beat the egg whites separately. Just the right amount of sweetness. I made it with all 2% milk (because that's what I had) and it was great. I can see that having 1 Cup of half-n-half would be really good too. Thanks for posting this recipe.
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  2. LonghornMama
    This recipe is wonderful; however, I used Reese small pearl, not instant, tapioca and was not happy with the results. The tapioca dissolved which gave the pudding a weird texture with very few small tapioca pearls. I've made tapioca pudding before, and this recipe would have been wonderful with another brand. I will definitely make this again, because I love that it doesn't require separate beating of egg whites. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
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  3. Lee_tah
    Love this recipe! Always make it with 2 cups milk and 1 cup cream.Didn't have time to watch it carefully, so put in the microwave. Came out great! After soaking in 2 cups milk, put in microwave on HIGH(100%) until it boiled (about 5 minutes...stirring every couple of minutes,so it doesn't glob together). Then on MED-HI (70%) for about 20 minutes or until it got to the chewiness I like. Then added the 1 cup cream, sugar, egg and vanilla. Just cooked for a few minutes on MED(50%) til it thickened. Sometimes I like to add a couple of lemon peel strips and a bay leaf for flavour when cooking with the milk. You take them out before serving, of course. Thanks for posting sprue.
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  4. ItalianMama
    Perfect! I used all half-and-half, so the results were super creamy and rich. I put everything in a glass bowl in a pot of boiling water so that scorching wasn't an issue and I didn't have to stir constantly (although it still needs frequent stirring). Will definitely be using this recipe from now on. Thanks!
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  5. UmmTariq
    Heavenly! Used 2% milk and whipping cream, plus a real vanilla pod. Added some Wilton Leaf Green paste food color to encourage 3yr old to help make and eat the pudding. Called it Green Frosting with Shrek Eggs; 3yr old eagerly held out his bowl and spoon, then ate entire serving. Next time I hope to try Lee_tah's microwave directions.
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