Pudding or Pie Filling

Pudding or Pie Filling


"This is an easy recipe for making pudding or pie filling from scratch. For a little variety, try stirring 4 tablespoons of cocoa powder as it cooks, or stir in 1 to 2 cups flaked coconut or 3 sliced bananas to the filling just before refrigerating."


15 m servings 155 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 155 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 3 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.9g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 58 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 57 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large saucepan, mix together the sugar, cornstarch and 3 cups milk. If making chocolate, mix in cocoa powder. Bring to a boil and stir frequently until mixture thickens.
  2. Whisk together last cup of milk with egg yolks. As pudding thickens, add egg yolk mixture and stir frequently. Bring to a boil for 1 minute.
  3. Remove from heat, stir in butter and vanilla.
  4. Pour into baked pie shells or use as a pudding. Refrigerate until chilled.
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  1. 10 Ratings


The eggs and milk part needs to be whisked before even turning on the heat because the mixture needs to be stirred CONSTANTLY (NOT "Frequently"!!!) It will burn if you stop stirring it even for ...

This was good. The recipe worked out and it did make a pudding and was not hard to make at all. On the down side, when using it as a pie filling with a graham cracker crust, it seeps more liqu...

I just eyeballed the amount of cocoa and it tastes great but seems runny... maybe less milk next time i make it. Otherwise I loved it...

Excellent! Soooo much better then the boxed stuff!!

I used this recipe as a chocolate pudding to eat on its own, with cocoa added. Of course, the first ingredients MUST be whisked before heating. I used 1 cup sugar and 1/4 Splenda to sweeten it (...

I just finished making this the only thing I changed was instead of 3 cups of milk I used 2 3/4 cups. Other than that it was great !

Great pudding! Maybe a little too sweet! I'll add a little less sugar next time.

It was really yummy and so easy. I used 3tbs of cocoa which was perfect.

A good tasting pudding with a mousse like texture. I was not thrilled with the liquid coming out of it the next day, still tasted very good though. I used the cocoa and whisked all the dry stuff...