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Homemade maple pudding is creamy, rich, and sweet. With a touch of maple sugar and nutmeg, this easy homemade pudding recipe is the perfect fall dessert. | WhatAGirlEats.com
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Maple Pudding

Homemade Maple pudding adapted from Cooking Light
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Author: Cynthia


  • 1 cup whole milk divided
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup maple sugar or packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla if using brown sugar, substitute maple extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 Tablespoon cold unsalted butter
  • Garnish with a pinch of nutmeg if desired


  • Combine 1/4 cup whole milk and cornstarch in a bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Combine remaining 3/4 cup whole milk and 2% milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat, and bring to a simmer.
  • Add 1 cup maple sugar, vanilla extract, salt and 2 egg yolks to cornstarch mixture and stir well with a whisk.
  • Gradually add warm milk to the sugar mixture, stirring constantly with a whisk.
  • Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook over medium heat until mixture begins to boil, stirring constantly with a whisk. Cook for 1 minute, or until mixture is thick, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat. Add 1 Tablespoons butter and stir until butter melts.
  • Place the pan in a large ice-filled bowl for 6 minutes, or until the pudding cools, stirring occasionally.
  • Cover surface with plastic wrap. Chill a least 3 hours before serving.