A special treat my mom used to make us was homemade pudding. She didn’t buy a lot of processed food from the store. If she could make it herself, she did. Not until I had my own little family did I realize how lucky I was to have that example. Kids love this stuff!
Any time I make a cream pie, I use this pudding recipe that came from my aunt, via my mom. It’s a secret recipe . . . so don’t tell anyone! And each time, my kids always whine that I didn’t make the pudding for them to eat!
Every so often, I DO make it just for them to consume! It’s velvety smooth (if made correctly) and the taste beats any boxed pudding, hands down! You can’t beat real food ingredients. Now that my egg yolks are getting a rich dark orange in color and extra buttery in taste because of the spring weather, this pudding is even more decadent.
I have only ever made chocolate or vanilla pudding with this recipe, but I use the vanilla for banana cream or coconut cream pie and it’s perfect. The chocolate is my kids’ favorite but they don’t complain if its vanilla either!