Vanilla Pudding with Fresh Berries and Gingersnaps

We love this combination of tart berries and sweet, spicy gingersnaps with creamy vanilla pudding.

Total Time:
4 hr 20 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
4 hr
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
6 to 8 servings (about 6 cups)
Level:
Easy

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Ingredients
Directions

Heat 4 cups of the milk in a large saucepan over medium heat until steaming.

Whisk the sugar, cornstarch and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Whisk in the egg yolks and the remaining 1/2 cup milk.

Whisk half of the hot milk into the egg mixture until smooth, then gradually whisk the egg-milk mixture into the saucepan. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until the mixture boils. Continue to cook, whisking constantly, until it has thickened to a puddinglike consistency, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.

Cool slightly, stirring a few times to prevent a skin from forming. Place a piece of plastic wrap directly on top of the pudding and refrigerate until completely cooled and thickened, about 4 hours.

Before serving, whisk the pudding vigorously until smooth and creamy. Gently fold in the berries. Spoon the pudding into six to eight individual cups and top with the crushed gingersnaps.

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