Tapioca Pudding (Alton Brown) Recipe

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Tapioca Pudding (Alton Brown)
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  • 3 1/2 oz large pearl tapioca, approximately 1/2 cup
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • pinch salt


  1. Place tapioca in a medium mixing bowl along with the water, cover, and let stand overnight.
  2. Drain water from tapioca. Place the tapioca into a slow cooker along with the milk, heavy cream, and salt. Cook on high for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg yolk and sugar. Temper small amounts of the tapioca into the egg mixture until you have added at least 1 cup. Then add this back into the remaining tapioca in the slow cooker. Add the lemon zest and stir to combine. Cook for an additional 15 minutes, stirring at least once. Transfer the pudding to a bowl and cover the surface with plastic wrap. Allow to cool at room temperature for 1 hour and then place in the refrigerator until thoroughly chilled.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 251.06 Kcal (1051 kJ)
Calories from fat 59.85 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.65g 10%
Cholesterol 64.53mg 22%
Sodium 112.96mg 5%
Potassium 288.25mg 6%
Total Carbs 41.5g 14%
Sugars 18.54g 74%
Dietary Fiber 0.68g 3%
Protein 6.47g 13%
Vitamin C 7.8mg 13%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Calcium 223.4mg 22%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 72.38 Kcal (303 kJ)
Calories from fat 17.25 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.92g 10%
Cholesterol 18.6mg 22%
Sodium 32.56mg 5%
Potassium 83.09mg 6%
Total Carbs 11.96g 14%
Sugars 5.34g 74%
Dietary Fiber 0.2g 3%
Protein 1.86g 13%
Vitamin C 2.3mg 13%
Iron 0.2mg 5%
Calcium 64.4mg 22%

* 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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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 5.4
  • 7

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

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