Flavorful flecks of vanilla seeds transform an old-fashioned favorite into a modernday indulgence.

Ingredients :


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 vanilla bean
  • 2 1/4 cups milk
  • 2 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Method :

In a medium saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Split vanilla bean; scrape out the seeds. Add seeds and pod to sugar and cornstarch mixture. Stir in milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat, 7 to 10 minutes, stirring continuously; cook 1 minute more, stirring continuously.

Remove from heat; remove vanilla bean. Gradually stir about 1/2 of the hot mixture into egg yolks; add yolk mixture to the remaining hot mixture, stirring continuously. Bring to a boil. Boil 1 minute, stirring continuously.

Remove from heat. Add butter; stir until butter has melted and mixture is smooth. Divide among 4 dessert cups or custard cups. Cover surface of pudding with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Makes 4 servings.

Prep time:
15 minutes
Cook time: 12 minutes
Refrigeration time: 1 hour

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