Chocolate Cherry Pudding Recipe

Everyone will love this luscious dessert pudding!

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”25 min” cook_time=”10 min” serves=”6″ details=”” ]

The cherries are not cooked — just layered in — so they retain all of their vitamin C.

[ingredients-list title=”Ingredients” serving_size=””]

  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups low-fat (1%) milk
  • 1 egg


  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2 cups fresh or thawed frozen cherries, halved and pitted
  • 12 chocolate wafer cookies, coarsely chopped


[step-list-wrapper title=”How to make it” time=”35 minutes”]
[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]In a medium saucepan, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, sugar and salt. Whisk in the milk. Bring to a simmer over moderate heat, stirring frequently. Simmer for 2 minutes or until the pudding has thickened slightly. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ] In a small bowl, lightly beat the egg. Gradually beat 3/4 cup of the hot pudding into the egg, then whisk the warmed egg mixture back into the pan and cook until the pudding starts to simmer. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Scrape the pudding into a bowl and place plastic wrap directly on the surface to prevent a skin from forming. Cool to room temperature and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until chilled, then whisk until smooth. Stir in all but 2 tablespoons of the chopped chocolate.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Dividing the ingredients evenly among six 6-ounce dessert dishes, make layers as follows: cherries (use half of the total), pudding (use half), all of the wafer cookies, the remaining cherries and pudding. Sprinkle with the reserved chopped chocolate.[/step-item][/step-list-wrapper]

[nutrition-info calories=”293″ calories_fat=”” fat=”7g” sat_fat=”3g” choles=”41mg” sodium=”233mg” carbs=”” sugars=”” protein=”7g” fiber=”1g”]


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Originally Published in Reader's Digest