Tasty Tuesday: Homemade Caramel Pudding (with 5th Avenues)

While instant pudding might be a bit faster to make, there is nothing like homemade pudding…it just tastes so much better!  Add to that the fact that it is a fairly inexpensive dessert as well and you have a win-win situation.

My Dad loves pudding. That combined with the fact that we could get milk very inexpensively from a neighbor farmer meant that we ate lots of pudding growing up. And I never minded. Occasionally we had the instant stuff but most times it was the good old homemade kind. I still am a pudding lover and whenever I eat it I often am taken back to my childhood days.

Try it for yourself.  You won’t be disappointed!

Caramel Pudding

2 cups brown sugar
12 tbsp. cornstarch
10 cups milk
4 eggs

Mix brown sugar and cornstarch together; add milk and stir. Beat eggs and add to mixture. Cook and bring just to boiling- or until thickened, stirring constantly.

Strain if needed. Pour into bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Make sure plastic touches and covers the whole top of the pudding, otherwise a thick ‘skin’ will form.

Chill and serve with crushed Hershey’s 5th Avenue bars on top- or create your own topping!

Serves: 20
(This makes a large recipe, but you can easily scale it back since the ingredients are nice even amounts.)

For other recipe ideas, check out Balancing Beauty and Bedlam’s Tasty Tuesday and Blessed with Grace’s Tempt my Tummy Tuesday.

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  1. by Alana

    On June 9, 2012 at 10:43 am

    This sounds delicious!