Refreshing Apple Tapioca Pudding

"This recipe comes from a magazine from Quebec. It's healthy. In the cooking time, I included the 2 hours in the fridge. I tried it last week and liked it a lot. I used homemade applesauce (unsweetened). I used more cinnamon and omitted the nutmeg. I guess splenda would be great instead of brown sugar to make it healthier. And I used 1% fat milk."
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Ready In:
2hrs 25mins




  • Put the 6 first ingredients in a casserole.
  • Cook at medium heat, stirring constantly, about 15 minutes or until it thickens.
  • Let cool to room temperature.
  • Add the applesauce and whisk.
  • Put in indivudual dessert dishes and put in the fridge at least 2 hours.
  • Serve cold, with a slice of apple as a garnish.
  • It's important to stir constantly if you don't want your tapioca to stick together.

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  1. Sydney Mike
    I like tapioca pudding, no questions asked, so this was a given ~ OUTSTANDING! Did use chunky applesauce, as that's normally the only kind I buy or make, & this all came together so quickly! Great tasting whether warm or cold! Thanks for a keeper of a recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Zaar Stars Recipe Tag]
  2. Shuzbud
    An absolute 5 star dessert! I love tapioca and this is a great way to make it healthier! I haven't been having many desserts since starting weight watchers but this is going to become a regular! I used Splenda brown sugar blend and loved the cinnamon and nutmeg so added more than a pinch. I also served it warm and loved it that way. Thanks Boomie!
  3. Kittencalrecipezazz
    this is delicious with a few amount adjustments we enjoyed this, I will have to start using my quick-cooking tapioca for more that pies lol! thanks for sharing Booms!
  4. Lindas Busy Kitchen
    I made my own applesauce for this recipe as I like mine chunky and sweet. I used 1 lg. apple peeled and cut into small chunks. When I cooked the apples I added 1/2 c. brown sugar and about 1/2 c. of water along with a dash of nutmeg and about 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. I let it cook on med-high until apples were soft and tender, about 20 mins., then added 1 c. sugar free applesauce and mixed well. I doubled the tapioca and other ingredients. For the 2 c. milk, I used 1 c. half and half and 1 c. water mixed. It took about 25 mins. to thicken enough, not as the recipe states. After it cooled in the fridge for a couple of hrs., I added a dollop of whipped cream and was in heaven! Excellent recipe Boomette, and it will be made often in my house. One of the best recipes I have made on Zaar as a matter of fact! Made for Zaar Stars Tag Game.
  5. lauralie41
    I love tapioca and the addition of the applesauce is very good. Used skim milk and fresh grated nutmeg. This would be wonderful this fall served warm on a chilly day. Thank you Boomette for posting this recipe, will be making again soon.


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