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Candy Corn Pudding

candy corn pudding

I already stocked up on Halloween candy while I was in the US (back in September) and you can’t imagine how ready I am to devour it! While supermarkets in Austria are selling Christmas cookies and advent calendars, I have been waiting to eat my Halloween candy. No trick or treating involved, just the candy and I on the couch, that is the plan this year.

This year, I was also able to get my hands on candy corn, a fondant candy made out of corn syrup and sugar, shaped like kernels of corn. While I’m not a big fan of the taste, I love the color combination for Halloween. It is definitely a Halloween must-have. For that reason, I created a Candy Corn pudding lookalike, made out of three different pudding layers: vanilla, mango and coconut.

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If you don’t feel like making three different kinds of puddings, you can simply make more vanilla pudding, divide the mixture in three batches and add some food coloring to two of them. For a dairy-free option, you can do the same with coconut pudding.

Candy Corn Pudding
 
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A boolicious pudding recipe
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8
Ingredients
For the vanilla pudding
  • 1 large egg (organic)
  • 350 ml whole milk (organic), divided
  • 50g granulated sugar
  • seeds from one vanilla bean
  • pinch of salt
  • 25g cornstarch
  • water
  • yellow food coloring
For the mango pudding
  • 1 large egg (organic)
  • 350 ml whole milk (organic), divided
  • 50g granulated sugar
  • ½ ripe mango, pureed
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • pinch of salt
  • 25g cornstarch
  • water
  • orange food coloring
For the coconut pudding
  • 1 large egg (organic)
  • 350 ml full-fat coconut milk, divided
  • 50g granulated sugar
  • seeds from one vanilla bean
  • 3 tbsp shredded coconut
  • pinch of salt
  • 25g cornstarch
  • water
Instructions
  1. Grab 8 small, heatproof glasses and set them aside (I used Weck glasses).
  2. To make the vanilla pudding: Whisk the egg together with about a tablespoon of milk and set it aside. Mix together the cornstarch with a tablespoon of water and also set it aside. Mix together the remaining milk, sugar, vanilla bean seeds and salt in a medium heatproof pan (you can also add the vanilla bean pods to the mixture for an extra vanilla flavor). Bring the milk to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the whisked egg and cornstarch, whisking the whole time. Return the pan on the stove and let the mixture simmer for a minute, until it has thickened. Add a few drops of yellow food coloring to enhance the color. Carefully remove the vanilla bean pods, if used. Pour the vanilla pudding in the heatproof glasses, filling each glass up to a third. Set the pudding aside and let the first layer cool for at least 30 minutes before adding the next one.
  3. For the mango pudding: Follow the same steps as for the vanilla pudding, simply replace the vanilla bean with the mango puree and lime juice and add them to the milk. At the end mix in a few drops of orange coloring. Pour an even layer of mango pudding in the prepared glasses (making sure you have equal parts of each pudding layer) and let it cool.
  4. For the coconut pudding: Whisk the egg together with about a tablespoon of coconut milk and set it aside. Mix together the cornstarch with a tablespoon of water and also set it aside. Mix together the remaining coconut milk, sugar, vanilla bean seeds, shredded coconut and salt in a medium heatproof pan. Bring the coconut milk to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the whisked egg and cornstarch, whisking the whole time. Return the pan on the stove and let the mixture simmer for a minute, until it has thickened. Pour a layer of coconut pudding on top of the glasses and let it cool completely. Refrigerate the puddings until ready to be served.
Notes
Keep refrigerated.

*Adapted from Smitten Kitchen (Vanilla bean pudding)

I don’t have anything exciting planned for Halloween this year, apart from a date with my TV tonight and Pumpkin Spice M&Ms :) Unfortunately it is not a big deal in Austria. What are your plans tonight?

Happy Halloween!

Xo Vicki

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    Julia
    November 12, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Delicious recipe for candy corn pudding! Very creative! What are your favorite restaurants? Remember to add them to your Besty List at http://www.thebesty.com/

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    October 11, 2016 at 4:24 pm

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