Tapioca Pudding Recipes

Tapioca Pudding DessertHomemade Tapioca Pudding Topped with Jam

These old fashioned pearl tapioca pudding recipes call for the real thing — no minute tapioca here. But, if you are pressed for time, they can easily be adapted for minute tapioca, and they'll still turn out okay. Now, you can make the old time puddings that my mother made. Choose one and treat yourself to a delicious homemade dessert.


Mom's Tapioca Pudding Recipes

Mom's Recipe Scrapbooks (c. 1920s)

Tapioca Cream

Soak 1 cup tapioca overnight in 2 cups milk, then add 4 cups milk. Boil till clear, then add salt, yolks of 4 eggs, 1 cup sugar, vanilla flavor to taste. Bake in oven. When done, spread whites of eggs beaten stiff with 1/2 cup sugar on top and brown.

Creamy Pearl Tapioca Recipe with Apple

Two tablespoonfuls pearl tapioca soaked overnight, 1 pint of milk, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 egg, 4 apples pared, cored, and quartered, a little salt and nutmeg. Bake two hours, stir twice during that time, and serve hot with whipped cream.

Mrs. Henderson's Tapioca Puddings

Practical Cooking and Dinner Getting (1876)

Tapioca with Apple, or Peach

Pare and core (with a tube) six or seven apples; lay them in a buttered dish. Pour over a cupful of tapioca or sago one quart of boiling water; let it stand an hour; add two teacupfuls of sugar, a little lemon, vanilla, or wine; pour this over the apples, and bake an hour. Peaches (fresh or canned) may be substituted and are an improvement.

Tapioca Cream

Soak a teacupful of tapioca overnight in milk. The next day, stir into it the yolks of three eggs well beaten and a cupful of sugar. Place a quart of milk on the fire, let it come to the boiling-point, and then stir in the tapioca, and let the whole cook until it has thickened; then take it off the fire, and stir in the whites of the eggs beaten to a froth. Flavor to taste.

A small portion of the beaten whites of the eggs can be saved to decorate the top. Stir into the latter a little sugar, put it into a paper funnel, press it out over the top of the pudding according to fancy, and place it in the oven a few moments to color.

Pearl Tapioca Pudding Recipes

The White House Cook Book (1913)

Creamy Tapioca

Five tablespoonfuls of tapioca, one quart of milk, two ounces of butter, a cupful of sugar, four eggs, flavoring of vanilla or bitter almonds. Wash the tapioca and let it stew gently in the milk on the back part of the stove for a quarter of an hour, occasionally stirring it; then let it cool, mix with it the butter, sugar, and eggs, which should be well-beaten, and flavor with either of the above ingredients.

Butter a dish, put in the pudding, and bake in a moderate oven for an hour. If the pudding is boiled, add a little more tapioca and boil it in a buttered basin one and a half hours.

Strawberry Tapioca, or Peach

This makes a most delightful dessert. Soak overnight a large teacupful of tapioca in cold water; in the morning, put half of it in a buttered yellow-ware baking dish, or any suitable pudding dish. Sprinkle sugar over the tapioca; then on this put a quart of berries, sugar and the rest of the tapioca. Fill the dish with water, which should cover the tapioca about a quarter of an inch. Bake in a moderately hot oven until it looks clear.

Eat cold with cream or custard. If not sweet enough, add more sugar at table; and in baking, if it seems too dry, more water is needed. A similar dish may be made, using peaches, either fresh or canned.

Apple Tapioca

Put one teacupful of tapioca and one teaspoonful of salt into one pint and a half of water, and let it stand several hours where it will be quite warm, but not cook; peel six tart apples, take out the cores, fill them with sugar, in which is grated a little nutmeg and lemon peel, and put them in a pudding dish; over these pour the tapioca, first mixing with it one teaspoonful of melted butter and a cupful of cold milk, and half a cupful of sugar; bake one hour; eat with sauce.

When fresh fruits are in season, this pudding is exceedingly nice with damsons, plums, red currants, gooseberries, or apples; when made with these, the pudding must be thickly sprinkled over with sifted sugar.

Canned or fresh peaches may be used in place of apples in the same manner, moistening the tapioca with the juice of the canned peaches in place of the cold milk. Very nice when quite cool to serve with sugar and cream.

About the Tapioca Pudding Recipes

I've always loved the creamy tapioca puddings Mom made, especially when she served them with a big dollop of her homemade strawberry jam on top. On other occasions, she topped them with freshly whipped cream flavored with almond and that was delicious too. Homemade puddings are so good tasting!

I so loved tapioca when I was a child. Its creamy smoothness and good taste were unparalleled. I jokingly called it frog's eggs, and Mom would accommodate sometimes by adding a drop or two of green food coloring. I still believe that desserts should be fun.

Enjoy trying these delicious tapioca pudding recipes and enjoy a creamy dessert you'll be proud to serve your family.


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