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Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pudding

 Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pudding
One of the nice things about this easy pudding is you don't have to stand and stir it. It's a must for us at Christmas—at Thanksgiving and Easter, too! I also make it into a pie with graham cracker crust that our grandchildren love. The home my husband and I moved into 11 years ago is unusual. We're retired farmers, and it's built from knotty pine—out of an old barn and hog house!
4 ServingsPrep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min.


  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Whipped cream, optional


  • In a double boiler or metal bowl over simmering water, heat the milk,
  • butter and chocolate until chocolate is melted (chocolate may appear
  • curdled).
  • Combine the sugar, flour and salt. Sprinkle over chocolate mixture
  • (do not stir). Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 20 minutes.
  • With a wooden spoon, stir until smooth. Remove from the heat.
  • Stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks; return all to the
  • pan, stirring constantly. Cook and stir until mixture is thickened
  • and a thermometer reads 160°. Remove from the heat. Stir in
  • vanilla. Cool for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer to

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Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pudding (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • dessert dishes.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Garnish servings with whipped cream
  • if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 360 calories, 16 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 138 mg cholesterol, 270 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.