Homemade Vanilla Pudding

Homemade vanilla pudding is an old fashioned recipe you will make over and over again.  It is very versatile in that you can use this recipe in many different ways. This recipe for homemade vanilla pudding is so easy and so good.  My family loves this pudding.  Make is for dessert or to just have on hand when you want something sweet.  Top it with whipped cream, fruit, cookies or whatever sounds good to you. You might also like my recipe for old fashioned impossible pie.

1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk (can use regular milk) I think the evaporated milk makes it a richer pudding
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 egg yolks
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
Mix milk, salt, egg yolks, cornstarch, sugar and vanilla in a pot on top of the stove with a wire whisk.  Cut butter into small pieces and add to the pot.  Cook on medium high heat until comes to boil and thickens stirring constantly with whisk. It will burn easily, so keep stirring.  I cook mine about 4 or 5 minutes in all.  You should be able to tell when it starts bubbling and gets thick.  Pour into serving dishes.  Let cool in refrigerator.  Sprinkle on nutmeg or cinnamon and fruits of your choice for toppings. Makes about 4 servings.  Enjoy!
Note:  This amount will make one pie.  Just pour into baked 9 inch shell.  You can do all kinds of things with this pudding.  It is great for banana pudding. You can add pineapple or any kind of fruit to the actual pudding. Children and adults love it. Make different individual servings.
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