Vanilla Pudding (reduced Fat)

"I like this recipe because it doesn't include any butter and still has a delicious rich taste. It is also easy since it is made on top of the stove. I modified the instructions after the first review to make them more clear. It is important to stir the pudding the whole time it is cooking."
photo by Chris from Kansas photo by Chris from Kansas
photo by Chris from Kansas
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  • Combine first 3 ingredients in a saucepan.
  • Combine milk and egg in a bowl.
  • Gradually add milk mixture to sugar mixture, stirring constantly.
  • Cook over medium heat until thick and bubbly, stirring constantly. Cook for one additional minute after bubbling starts, stirring constantly.
  • Remove pan from heat; stir in vanilla.
  • Serve warm, or place plastic wrap on surface; cool to room temperature.
  • Chill thoroughly.

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  1. Sugar Doll
    This was so easy and turned out so well! I used unsweetened almond milk instead of regular milk, so I didn't know if it would work but it turned out great! Nice and sweet too! I would probably only use half the sugar next time. Can't wait to make it again!
  2. cookies4paige
    so easy! followed the recipe exactly and it came out perfect. used for banana pudding and it came out way better than when i made it with boxed pudding.<br/>*update* I made with fat free milk and it came out just as good.
  3. Chef de Sucre
    I used fat free milk and it turned out pretty good. I'm sure it would be much better with some richer milk!
  4. Noor.Khalid
    I had a craving for vanilla pudding but didn't want all the fat and calories, so I'm glad I found this recipe. I reduced the calories even further by using egg substitute and Splenda. I took the advice of another reviewer and microwaved the pudding on high, stirring every couple of minutes until the mixture thickened. I made a pie using a graham cracker crust and layering the pudding with sliced bananas. This will be made again and again--thanks for posting!
  5. zombiesgirl
    I'm sorry to say I found this a little too thick and a little too sweet, I would cut down on both the cornstarch and the sugar a little to compensate.


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