Simple Tapioca Pudding Recipe

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Simple Tapioca Pudding
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  • 1/2 cup tapioca
  • 3 cups 2% low-fat milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla


  1. I recommend soaking the tapioca pearls in 2 cups of water the night before as it reduces some of the excess starch and means less cooking time.
  2. In a 1-1/2 quart saucepan, combine the tapioca pearls, the milk, and salt. Stir frequently on medium-high heat until the mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to minimum and simmer 5 minutes. Add the sugar in gradually, stirring constantly.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the 2 eggs. A little at a time, add some of the tapioca mixture to the eggs and continue stirring. This is tempering the eggs and will bring them up to temperature gently, preventing the eggs from scrambling.
  4. Add the tempered egg mixture to the tapioca. Gently bring the mixture back up to near-boiling. Reduce heat to minimum and simmer, stirring constantly, until desired consistency is reached. Pearls should be translucent and gelatinous.
  5. Allow tapioca to cool 15 minutes before adding the vanilla. Serve warm or chill until serving time.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 236.2 Kcal (989 kJ)
Calories from fat 36.27 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.03g 6%
Cholesterol 90.99mg 30%
Sodium 257.64mg 11%
Potassium 308.06mg 7%
Total Carbs 41.35g 14%
Sugars 24.49g 98%
Dietary Fiber 0.19g 1%
Protein 8.35g 17%
Iron 0.8mg 5%
Calcium 245.2mg 25%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 98.46 Kcal (412 kJ)
Calories from fat 15.12 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.68g 6%
Cholesterol 37.93mg 30%
Sodium 107.39mg 11%
Potassium 128.41mg 7%
Total Carbs 17.24g 14%
Sugars 10.21g 98%
Dietary Fiber 0.08g 1%
Protein 3.48g 17%
Iron 0.3mg 5%
Calcium 102.2mg 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 5
  • 6

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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