Rating: 4.5 stars
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Decadent ingredients like half-and-half, egg yolks and butter combine in this creamy, dreamy Vanilla Pudding. Spoon on top of a bowl of fresh berries for a romantic dessert.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Andy Lyons

Recipe Summary test

25 mins
45 mins
70 mins
3 1/4 cups


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a medium heavy saucepan combine sugar and cornstarch. Add half-and-half. Cook and gently stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Gradually stir 1 cup of the half-and-half mixture into egg yolks.

  • Slowly whisk egg yolk mixture back into half-and-half mixture in saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil; reduce heat. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Stir in butter, vanilla, and sea salt. Pour pudding into 6 individual serving bowls. Cover surface of pudding with plastic wrap. Let stand 45 minutes; serve warm or chill up to 24 hours before serving.

  • Top pudding with heart shaped candies before serving, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

355 calories; fat 19g; cholesterol 173mg; saturated fat 11g; carbohydrates 42g; mono fat 6g; poly fat 1g; sugars 34g; protein 5g; vitamin a 650.9IU; vitamin c 1.1mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.2mg; niacin equivalents 0.1mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 20.2mcg; vitamin b12 0.6mcg; sodium 164mg; potassium 173mg; calcium 143mg; iron 0.4mg.