Old-Fashioned Tapioca Pudding

Old-Fashioned Tapioca Pudding
Old-Fashioned Tapioca Pudding

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4

    cup water

  • 1/3

    cup uncooked small pearl tapioca

  • 2 1/4

    cups 2% reduced-fat milk

  • 1/4

    teaspoon salt

  • 1/3

    cup sugar

  • 2

    large eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1/2

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Grated whole nutmeg (optional)

Directions

Combine 3/4 cup water and tapioca in a medium saucepan; let stand 30 minutes. Add milk and salt to tapioca mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes or until mixture thickens, stirring frequently. Combine sugar and eggs, stirring well with a whisk. Gradually stir about 1/2 cup hot tapioca mixture into egg mixture. Return tapioca mixture to pan. Cook 4 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Spoon pudding into a bowl. Place bowl in a large ice-filled bowl; let stand 15 minutes or until pudding is cool, stirring occasionally. Cover surface of pudding with plastic wrap. Chill. Garnish with grated nutmeg, if desired.

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