Old Fashioned Tapioca Pudding


  • 1/2 cup small pearl tapioca
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Combine tapioca, milk, and salt in a medium size saucepan on medium-high heat.  Stir frequently until boiling.  Simmer 5 minutes, uncovered at the lowest possible heat, adding sugar gradually.

Beat eggs in a separate bowl.  Mix in some of the hot tapioca very slowly to temper the eggs.  Return eggs to the pan with the tapioca.  Slowly bring mixture barely to a boil stirring constantly.  Reduce heat and stir several minutes until the pudding thickens.  Cool 15 minutes.  Add vanilla.  Serve warm or chilled.