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Old-Fashioned Tapioca Recipe

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My family loves old-fashioned tapioca, but I don't always have the time to make it. That's why I developed this simple recipe that let's us enjoy the comforting dessert without the fuss. —Ruth Peters, Bel Air, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4-1/2 hours
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4-1/2 hours
MAKES: 18 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup pearl tapioca
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Sliced fresh strawberries and whipped cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 149 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 86 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a 4- to 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the milk, tapioca, sugar and salt. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the eggs; stir in a small amount of hot tapioca mixture. Return all to the slow cooker, stirring to combine. Cover and cook 30 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 160°. Stir in vanilla.
  3. Serve with strawberries and whipped cream if desired. Yield: 18 servings (1/2 cup each).
Originally published as Old-Fashioned Tapioca in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2012, p20

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 149 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 86 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein.

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