Amish Graham Cracker Pudding
Amish graham cracker pudding is a simple creamy pudding that's thickened with graham cracker crumbs. And obviously, the graham cracker crumbs also give this pudding its delicious flavor.
This old-fashioned graham cracker pudding is yummy whether served warm or cold. And I love it topped with whipped cream and lots of graham cracker crumbs!
You can serve it as a snack or a light dessert. Or do what my Amish mom did, and serve it with banana slices for a light meal.
Some people think that the Amish eat some pretty strange dishes. And I will admit that a few of their recipes don't sound that great.
I grew up eating foods that my kids think are disgusting. And my sister-in-law declares that they turn anything into soup.
But think about it for a minute...
Amish ladies cook three meals a day, pretty much every day of the week. And most of these meals are made from scratch. They don't just heat a frozen pizza or chicken nuggets, etc. So they probably run out of ideas on quick meals to make.
And not only that, but many of them have large families and it takes a lot of food. Therefore they have to be frugal and stretch food where they can. And making a pot of soup is a good way to stretch food.
Graham Cracker Pudding or Cold Bread Soup for a Light Meal
On Saturdays, in our home, we always had a big cooked meal for lunch (what we called dinner), then we had a light supper.
And two dishes that I remember frequently having on Saturday evenings are graham cracker pudding and cold bread soup.
My mom cooked a big pot of this cracker pudding for our supper. And if I remember correctly, we ate the warm pudding with banana slices. We all loved it and filled up on warm graham cracker pudding.
Cold bread soup was another Saturday night dish that I loved. I honestly have not eaten it in years, so I'm not sure how I would feel about it now. But I loved it as a kid.
This was simply a bowl of cold milk with sugar and vanilla mixed in, then just before serving my mom added a bunch of bread cubes and banana or strawberry slices. So yes, it was soggy bread soup, and that's what we had for our supper. (I've seen some recipes with coffee instead of milk - that sounds disgusting to me.)
But cold bread soup, stewed crackers (we made this with saltines), graham cracker pudding, etc. are dishes that I grew up eating all the time. And I loved it all! I never was a picky eater, and the only things that I never learned to like were the scrapple and fried mush that my mom made for breakfast. And seafood, I've never liked the taste of seafood.
Graham Cracker Pudding Dessert
This Honeymaid graham cracker pudding dessert is one of the easiest dessert recipes you will ever find. It's made with only a few basic ingredients and comes together very quickly.
And if you enjoy this simple graham cracker pudding recipe, you may also want to try my PA Dutch Rice Pudding Recipe, Amish Pearl Tapioca Pudding, or my Basic Vanilla Cornstarch Pudding Recipe.
These are all simple, made-from-scratch pudding recipes that are easy to make.
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Amish Graham Cracker Pudding Recipe
- 3 c. milk
- 1/2 - 3/4 c. sugar
- 1 c. milk
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 c. graham cracker crumbs (about 6 whole crackers)
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- extra graham cracker crumbs and whipped cream, for serving
- Pour 3 c. milk into a heavy-bottom saucepan. Sprinkle the sugar over the top (DO NOT stir!) and cook over medium heat until it begins to boil.3 c. milk, 1/2 - 3/4 c. sugar
- Beat egg and add the 1 remaining cup of milk and salt. Whisk.1 c. milk, 1 egg, beaten, 1/4 tsp. salt
- When the milk comes to a boil it will begin to rise. While whisking, slowly pour the egg mixture into the milk. Add the graham cracker crumbs, and bring it back to a light boil, whisking constantly. Cook until it is slightly thickened.1 c. graham cracker crumbs (about 6 whole crackers)
- Remove from the heat and add the vanilla.1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Place a piece of plastic on top of the pudding to prevent skin from forming on the top. Set aside to cool.
- Serve warm, or cold with whipped cream and lots of graham cracker crumbs, and maybe some banana slices.extra graham cracker crumbs and whipped cream, for serving
- Refrigerate for up to 5 days.
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