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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

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

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
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