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The buttery smoothness of this dessert recipe will satisfy the family's sweet tooth on a weekday night and also dress up nicely for company.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary

20 mins
4 hrs
20 mins
4 hrs 40 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a medium saucepan combine brown sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Whisk in the half-and-half.

  • Whisk constantly over medium heat until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Gradually whisk about 1 cup of the hot mixture into egg yolks. Add egg yolk mixture to mixture in pan. Bring to a gentle boil; reduce heat. Cook and whisk constantly for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat and whisk in butter and vanilla until blended. Pour pudding into a large bowl. Cover surface of pudding with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 4 to 5 hours or until well chilled.

  • Remove plastic wrap and stir. Spoon into dessert dishes. Makes 8 servings.

Topping Ideas:

Top pudding with a chopped chocolate-covered English toffee; or with homemade or purchased soft cookies, crumbled (such as oatmeal, chocolate chip, molasses or desired cookies) and dried cherries. Or combine 1/3 cup goat cheese, 1/4 cup creme fraiche, and 1 tablespoon sugar; top with a dusting of freshly grated nutmeg.

Nutrition Facts

373 calories; fat 23g; cholesterol 189mg; saturated fat 13g; carbohydrates 38g; mono fat 8g; poly fat 1g; sugars 29g; protein 5g; vitamin a 728.9IU; vitamin c 1.2mg; sodium 182mg; calcium 171.6mg; iron 0.9mg.