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Sweet Tapioca Pearls

People usually have strong feelings about tapioca — and if you grew up on the gooey tapioca pudding cups served in school cafeterias, those feelings may be strongly negative. Get ready to redress your [more…]

Creamy Rice Pudding

Rice pudding is the queen of comfort desserts. Enjoyed around the world in infinite versions, rice pudding is always creamy and soothing, and it has just enough chewiness to satisfy. [more…]

Chocolate Custard

Creamier than traditional chocolate pudding, this chocolate custard is smooth on the tongue and rich in taste! Making chocolate custard in your slow cooker makes for a rich pudding experience. [more…]

Dark-Chocolate Mousse

This dark-chocolate mousse is light, soft, and creamy with a lot of dark chocolate flavor. You can jazz up this mousse by accompanying it with fresh raspberries or strawberries, if you want. [more…]

Crystallized-Ginger Crème Brûlée

This recipe takes the classic crème brûlée and bumps up the flavor with an Asian twist, crystallized ginger. Crème brûlée is a custard that’s baked in the oven, chilled until firm, and finally covered [more…]

Baked Chocolate-Hazelnut Pudding (Gianduia)

In this baked pudding, chocolate and hazelnut combine to create what Italians call gianduia. The full flavor of toasted hazelnuts and chocolate make this baked gianduia pudding to die for — especially [more…]


Most Mexican restaurants offer flan, a classic caramel-flavored, sweet and silky vanilla custard. The perfect make-in-advance dessert, flan is a soothing custard finale to spicy foods, and, as an added [more…]


Tiramisù, a creamy puddinglike concoction, layers espresso-soaked cakes with a mixture of beaten eggs, sugar, and Mascarpone cheese. Dust your tiramisù with some cocoa powder or grated bittersweet chocolate [more…]

Rustic Apple Bread Pudding

The cubes of bread give this pudding a pleasing, lumpy-bumpy texture. The fragrance and flavor of cinnamon and apples make this apple bread pudding a comfort food that you can enjoy any time of day. [more…]

How to Make Pear-Almond Trifle

This pear-almond trifle makes a show-stopping dessert for your Christmas gatherings. Don’t be intimidated by the number of ingredients or the assembly instructions. This pear trifle is easy to make and [more…]

Dairy-Free Tapioca Pudding

This recipe for homemade dairy-free tapioca pudding is sure to be hit at your house, so make a big batch. Before cooking, soak the tapioca so it has time to absorb some of the nondairy milk. Soaking helps [more…]

Creamy Dairy-Free Chocolate Pudding

Enjoy this classic comfort food — dairy-free! This recipe uses unsweetened cocoa powder to give this chocolate pudding a mild chocolate flavor and smooth finish, so you may want to double the recipe. [more…]

Creamy Nondairy Rice Pudding with Cardamom and Raisins

This dairy-free pudding recipe is simple to prepare and doesn’t require much time at the stove. The pudding thickens in the pan as the rice absorbs the liquid. The result is a rich, creamy pudding with [more…]

How to Cook Tempting Desserts as a Student

You needn’t cook desserts just for students. Everyone needs a yummy, tempting pudding for that sweet tooth. Welcome to full-fat, wall-to-wall tastebud blow-out, decadent with a capital [more…]

How to Make Healthy Desserts as a Student Cook

Don’t think that puddings are always a lorry-load of calories, chocolate and sugar. Even as a student, you can quickly cook a tasty and indulgent dessert that doesn’t leave its mark on your waistline or [more…]


Zabaglione, a foamy, wine-sweetened pudding from Italy, is wonderful with any kind of fresh fruit or with cake. The trick with making zabaglione is to keep whisking the mixture while it cooks — if you [more…]

Part of the Series: Seven Dessert Recipes for Christmas and the Holidays

Traditional Bread Pudding

Creamy, custardy bread pudding, a favorite dessert, developed generations ago as frugal cooks found ways to use up stale bread. This recipe for bread pudding features dried fruit and a touch of rum. [more…]

Part of the Series: Seven Dessert Recipes for Christmas and the Holidays

How to Make Vegan Tapioca Pudding

Rich and creamy yet light-tasting, this pudding is wonderful for hot summer nights. You can also serve it after your vegan Thanksgiving along with pumpkin pie, or after a spicy Thai or Indian dinner. [more…]

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