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Indulge in Creamy Bliss: Irresistible Vanilla Bean Pudding Recipe to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth!

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Experience the true essence of vanilla with our sensational Vanilla Bean Pudding recipe. This delectable dessert is a testament to the incredible flavor and aroma that real vanilla beans bring to the table. With its creamy, velvety texture and the delicate specks of vanilla throughout, this pudding will transport your taste buds to a realm of pure indulgence. Whether you’re looking for a comforting treat to enjoy on a cozy evening or an elegant finale to a special meal, this recipe is guaranteed to impress. Get ready to savor the lusciousness of homemade pudding made with the finest, authentic vanilla beans.


Before you start:

To avoid “pudding skin” be sure to press plastic wrap directly to the surface of the pudding before refrigerating.
To make your pudding even more luscious, stir in a few tablespoons of whipped cream just before serving.
Your pudding should be smooth. However, it is possible that some of the egg yolk could cook making small lumps. If that occurs, you can smooth out the finished product by pressing it through a fine mesh strainer before covering it with plastic wrap and refrigerating.

Real Vanilla Bean Pudding


Real vanilla goes a long way. The specks count.

  • Prep Time5 min
  • Cook Time15 min
  • Total Time20 min
  • Yield6
  • Serving Size½ cup
  • Energy232 cal

The ingredients:

  • ½ vanilla bean
  • 2⅔ cups milk
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

The Method:

Split the vanilla bean lengthwise and use the dull edge of the knife to scrape out the inside of the bean. Place the scraped matter and the bean in a large saucepan with 2 cups of the milk and sugar. Cook the liquid over medium heat until is just begins to boil, stirring frequently.
While the liquid cooks, add the remaining milk, cornstarch, and egg yolks to a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth.
When the liquid reaches the boiling point, remove the vanilla bean and reduce the heat to low. While briskly whisking the liquid, slowly add the whisked mixture.
When fully incorporated, switch to a rubber spatula and stir continuously until the pudding thickens and coats the spatula when removed from the pudding (2-3 minutes).
Remove from the heat, add the butter, and continue stirring for a couple of minutes before covering with plastic wrap, pressing the plastic wrap directly on the surface of the pudding. Allow the pudding to cool a few more minutes before placing it in the refrigerator to set for at least 2 hours before serving.
  • Serving Size½ cup
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories232
  • % Daily Value*
  • Total Fat6 g7.69%
  • Total Carbohydrate35 g12.73%
  • Protein6 g12%

NOTE: These nutritional values have NOT been verified by any laboratory. They are estimates based on publicly available information to help you make informed food choices.


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