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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 my family year-round! I also make it into a pie with a graham cracker crust that our grandchildren love. —Amber Sampson, Somonauk, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep:10 min. Cook: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large egg yolks, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream, optional

Directions

  • 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 sugar, flour and salt. Sprinkle over chocolate mixture (do not stir). Cover and continue to cook in a double boiler over medium-low heat, 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 heat; stir in vanilla. Cool for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer to dessert dishes.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. If desired, top with whipped cream.
Nutrition Facts
2/3 cup: 413 calories, 20g fat (11g saturated fat), 120mg cholesterol, 254mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.