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Spiced Orange and Vanilla Pudding


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  • 3/4 Cup sugar
  • 1/4 Cup cornstarch
  • 2 1/2 Cups whole milk
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • Grated orange zest (from 2 large naval oranges)
  • pinch of salt
  • Juice of 2 oranges
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • freshly grated nutmeg to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon orange liqueur (optional)
  • Whipped cream (optional)


Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 140mins


Step 1

Whisk together sugar and cornstarch in a bowl
Separate eggs
Add milk and egg yolks to sugar and cornstarch and whisk smooth
Zest oranges
Add zest and salt to the pudding base
Transfer to a saucepan and cook over medium heat stirring constantly
Once thickened (pudding will coat wooden spoon) remove from heat
Juice oranges
Stir juice and butter in to the pudding
Add vanilla and spices (and orange liqueur if using)
Spoon pudding in to cups and cover with plastic wrap
Chill in refrigerator for at least 2 hours
Serve with a garnish of whipped cream if desired


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