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Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pudding Recipe

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pudding Recipe

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! The inside is wood. Donald, who enjoys woodworking, refinished the boards.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 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 vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream, optional


  • 1. In a double boiler or metal bowl over simmering water, heat the milk, butter and chocolate until chocolate is melted (chocolate may appear curdled).
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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 dessert dishes.
  • 4. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Garnish servings with whipped cream if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 360 calories, 16g fat (9g saturated fat), 138mg cholesterol, 270mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.

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angela35223 User ID: 1498393 12693
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2011

"This recipe reminds us of brownies. It was very thick and had a smooth texture.Everyone loved it."

amj_baker User ID: 4951572 12691
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2010

"I don't have a double boiler, but I tried the microwave and it worked fine. You do have to carefully stir in the flour mixture, though. It only took a few minutes and it was really good."

momofdthomas User ID: 1757158 201316
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2007

"This is to die for! It does work the way the directions say, w/o stirring, but once while I wasn't paying enough attention, I stirred it up. That worked just as good. Thanks so much for sharing this. I double it and we eat off it the rest of the week....ok maybe just the next night."

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