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Tapioca Pudding Parfaits

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“Creamy pudding is layered with fruit preserves, caramel sauce or chocolate sauce and topped with nuts, chocolate pieces or spices. It is a great kid-friendly dessert that can even be presented elegantly for an adult dinner. From the December 2004 issue of Country Living. Cook time does not include chill time.”
READY IN:
50mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 13 cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 4 tablespoons dry tapioca
  • 3 12 cups milk
  • 34 cup chocolate syrup or 34 cup caramel sauce or 34 cup fruit preserves
  • 14 cup nuts or 14 cup decorative candies or 14 cup chocolate piece

Directions

  1. Fill a large bowl with ice water and set aside.
  2. Mix the sugar, tapioca, milk and egg yolks together in a medium saucepan.
  3. Cook on medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a full boil.
  4. Remove from heat, transfer the pudding to a medium bowl, and set in the ice bath.
  5. Chill for at least 1 hour or until pudding cools completely.
  6. To prepare the parfaits: place 3 tablespoons tapioca in a small parfait glass.
  7. Spread one tablespoon of sauce or preserves over the tapioca.
  8. Top with 3 more tablespoons tapioca and 1 more tablespoon sauce or preserves.
  9. Finish with a final layer of 2 tablespoons tapioca.
  10. Repeat with 5 more parfait dishes and garnish with nuts, candies, chocolate pieces, or a sprinkle of cinnamon, if desired.

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