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!
2 cups brown sugar
12 tbsp. cornstarch
10 cups milk
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!
(This makes a large recipe, but you can easily scale it back since the ingredients are nice even amounts.)