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"I love this recipe found in Better homes and Gardens Cookbook years go. I tend to like things made from scratch much better than those found in the grocery store or some restaurants. Times to boil are a guess. It would depend on how high your oven or stove-top cooks"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (198.8 g)
  • Calories 177.2
  • Total Fat - 6.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 58.9 mg
  • Sodium - 187.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 23 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.2 g
  • Sugars - 21.8 g
  • Protein - 6.7 g
  • Calcium - 194.9 mg
  • Iron - 0.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Combine sugar, Tapioca, Milk and egg and let sit in saucepan for 6 minutes

Step 2

Cook over Medium heat Stir until full boil

Step 3

Stir in vanilla

Step 4

Pudding thickens and softens as it cools. I cool to room temperature 1 1/2 hours then in refrigerator 1 hour

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I added in some nutmeg for added flavor and served in cups with a smidgen of Cool Whip over the top and it was eaten right up!

review by:
(7 Jul 2013)


We love tapioca pudding and I am happy to find it posted here to try. It came out very well and served with a dollop of whip cream and it was delicious!

review by:
(4 Jul 2013)


Tapioca has old fashioned comfort and tastes great. Every mouthful was enjoyed to the fullest. Don't forget lots of whip cream on top!

review by:
(29 Mar 2013)


This is a GREAT basic recipe for tapioca! I've had several types of tapioca sitting in my cupboard for ages, so decided to tag this in the Recipebook tag game. It doesn't say which kind of tapioca to use, but from reading the back of the packages, I surmised this recipe is for "Minute" tapioca. I used half sugar/half Splenda and 2% organic milk. This ends up a nice creamy thick vanilla pudding.

review by:
(23 Mar 2012)


Made this recipe as given & it is delightful all on its own! I then made a second batch because I have a dessert I make with tapioca pudding added to a package of cream cheese, just to add a little variety to my enjoyment of tapioca! Many thanks for sharing your recipe ~ It's wonderful!

review by:
(10 Jan 2012)