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Blueberry Cookie Pudding

by elyn_ryn

If you like banana pudding with vanilla custard, vanilla wafers, and bananas, then you might want to try this dessert! It is very similar to banana pudding, but instead of bananas, it uses blueberries.

When I was young, my school used to serve Blueberry Pudding. It was exactly like the banana pudding they served, except it had blueberries in place of the bananas. It seems like it would be easy to substitute fresh blueberries in this dessert, but there is a catch: The blueberries need to be canned!

Canned blueberries are sweetened and therefore give this dessert the perfect amount of sweetness while fresh blueberries cause this dessert to taste a little tart. Also, make sure to use blueberries that are canned in fruit juice or light syrup and not blueberry pie filling!

Making the Vanilla Pudding

This pudding recipe is easy to make and only takes about five minutes. Put the dry ingredients into a medium-sized saucepan with a heavy bottom so that it doesn’t scorch.

Use the following trick before combining the egg and milk.

Beat the egg very well with a regular blender, immersion blender, or a small chopper (shown above). This helps to keep the cooked pudding smooth so there are no small pieces of cooked egg in it.

After beating the egg, it will be foamy when you pour it into the milk.

Cook the pudding on medium-low heat until it comes to a full boil and then remove it from the heat. It will thicken upon boiling but will continue to thicken as it cools. Flavor it with butter and vanilla and it is ready to use!

Assembling the Pudding

Crush the vanilla wafers so that there are some crumbs and some larger pieces. Save a few to sprinkle on top for garnish.

Starting with pudding in the bottom of the serving container, add a layer of cookies, and then add drained blueberries. Repeat the layers ending with pudding.

Here are some ideas for garnishing the tops of the desserts:

  1. Cookie crumbs and/or whole cookies
  2. Fresh blueberries
  3. Whipped cream
  4. Mint leaves
  5. Blueberry juice from the canned blueberries

I hope you enjoy this simple nostalgic blueberry dessert!

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Blueberry Cookie Pudding
Vanilla wafers, vanilla pudding, and blueberries in a dessert similar to banana pudding
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Prep Time 10 minutes
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Vanilla Custard
Prep Time 10 minutes
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  1. Whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a medium-sized saucepan. Use a blender to blend the egg until well beaten. In a large measuring cup or bowl, add the milk and the beaten egg. Stir to blend.
  2. Pour the milk and egg mixture into the pan and whisk to blend. Using medium-low heat, bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove the custard from the heat and add butter and vanilla. Stir until well mixed.
Recipe Notes

This recipe makes six one-cup servings.

You can also make this dessert in an 8 x 8-inch dish.

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