Recipe: Peanut Butter Pudding
I'm offering a luscious, creamy pudding to show case the fabulous flavor of the star ingredient: peanut butter. And who could go wrong by adding a bit of chocolate as a garnish? Especially when the chocolate comes in the form of Reese's peanut butter cups!
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- pinch of kosher salt
- 1/2 cup water
- 3/4 cup half-and-half
- 1 egg
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 2 Reese's peanut butter cups, halved
- whipped cream
In a 1-quart saucepan, combine cornstarch, brown sugar, salt and water; cook over high heat, stirring constantly, until it becomes translucent and gelatinous. Lower heat to medium. Slowly whisk in the half-and-half. Stir in egg and vanilla and cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter.
Divide the pudding among 4 small dessert cups, then cover with plastic wrap. Let cool completely in the refrigerator.
To serve, top with whipped cream and garnish each with half of a peanut butter cup.
This recipe was written by Mary Bilyeu and originally posted on AnnArbor.com on Jan. 24, 2012.