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pearl tapioca pudding

Amish Pearl Tapioca Pudding Recipe

Amish pearl tapioca pudding is sweet, creamy, and comforting pudding with squishy pearls that are fun to eat.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Amish
Servings 8 people
Calories 375 kcal


  • 1 qt. milk 4 c.
  • 1/2 c. pearl tapioca
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 c. whipped cream or cool whip


  • Heat water in the bottom pan of a double boiler. Pour milk into the top pan of the double boiler. Add tapioca pearls. Stir.
  • Cook over boiling water until the pearls are clear. Stir occasionally to keep the pearls from sticking together.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together the eggs, sugar, salt, and vanilla. Add a bit of the hot milk to temper the eggs and avoid curdling.
  • When the pearls are clear, slowly add the egg mixture, stirring constantly.
  • Continue cooking and stirring until the mixture begins to thicken. Do not let it boil.
  • Cool.
  • If desired, add whipped cream or cool whip to the cooled tapioca to make it extra creamy.


It will take approximately 45 minutes of cooking time, using mini pearls. It may take a little longer with larger pearls. And if you use large pearls, I would suggest soaking them in water for a few hours before cooking to help soften them.
If you do not have a double boiler, you can cook the tapioca pearls over low heat in a regular saucepan. Stir often to avoid burning the pudding.


Serving: 1servingSodium: 84mgCalcium: 214mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 615IUSugar: 33gFiber: 1gPotassium: 278mgCholesterol: 116mgCalories: 375kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 10gFat: 17gProtein: 8gCarbohydrates: 49gIron: 1mg
Keyword Amish tapioca pudding, Pearl tapioca pudding recipe
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