Desserts

Cracker Pudding

I found this recipe for Cracker Pudding in one my grandma’s old church cookbooks. It’s a Pennsylvania Dutch recipe made with milk, soda crackers, eggs, vanilla and coconut. I wasn’t sure I would like it because adding crushed soda crackers to a pudding seemed a little weird, but I’m opening to trying new things. The result was delicious – thick, creamy and perfectly sweet. It tastes a little like a coconut cream pie filling.

Cracker Pudding - A vintage Pennsylvania Dutch dessert recipe that is creamy and sweet. 

Cracker Pudding

If you love old fashioned recipes, this pudding is one you’ll enjoy. I enjoy making vintage recipes especially ones from my grandmother. There’s just something about an old, tried-and-true recipe that fills you up with a warm, comforting feeling.

I cherish all the recipes that my grandmother left me and try to incorporate them into our meals on a regular basis.

Cracker Pudding - A vintage Pennsylvania Dutch dessert recipe that is creamy and sweet. 

How to Make Cracker Pudding

You must use soda crackers. I put them in a freezer bag and crush them with a rolling pin. It keeps the mess all in one place instead of all over my counter.

Add all the ingredients except the vanilla extract to a pot on the stove over medium heat. Stir it until it thickens up and then remove from heat. At this point, you’ll add the vanilla extract.

I put our Cracker Pudding into individual parfait dishes to chill in the fridge.

Top with whipped cream or Cool Whip and strawberries for a pop of colour.

Cracker Pudding - A vintage Pennsylvania Dutch dessert recipe that is creamy and sweet. 

If you are feeling anxious and hungry, you could also eat it warm. Either chilled or warm works fine.

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Cracker Pudding - A vintage Pennsylvania Dutch dessert recipe that is creamy and sweet. 

For more pudding recipes, check out my White Chocolate Pudding and Rocky Road Pudding.

If you like vintage recipes, try Wacky Cake, Radio Pudding and Coconut Pie. You might also enjoy these depression era recipes.

Cracker Pudding - A vintage Pennsylvania Dutch dessert recipe that is creamy and sweet. 

Have you tried Cracker Pudding before? 

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Cracker Pudding

A vintage Pennsylvania Dutch dessert recipe that is creamy and sweet.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup soda crackers, crushed
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Cool whip, strawberries, for garnish, optional

Directions:

  1. Add milk, sugar, soda crackers, eggs and coconut to a medium sized pot. Cook over medium heat until thickened. Remove from heat and add vanilla.
  2. Pour into serving dishes and chill in the fridge for 2 to 3 hours. Serve with Cool Whip and strawberries, if desired.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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