Grape-Nuts Pudding

See the RecipeAndré Baranowski

Grape-Nuts cereal, the main ingredient in this dessert, was introduced in 1897 at the height of a health craze inspired by dietary reformer Sylvester Graham. In this recipe, based on one first published in Yankee magazine, the cereal settles in the pan to create a tasty bottom layer.

Grape-Nuts Pudding
Grape-Nuts never tasted so decadent.
Yield: serves 6-8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Grape-Nuts cereal
  • 1 qt. milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 14 tsp. fine salt
  • Grated nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350°. Grease a 2-quart glass loaf pan with 1 tsp. butter; set aside. Put cereal into a bowl; set aside.
  2. Bring milk just to a boil over medium heat; pour over cereal and set aside to let soak for 5 minutes.
  3. Beat together eggs, sugar, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl. Slowly pour egg mixture into milk mixture while whisking constantly. Transfer to reserved pan; set in a deep roasting pan. Pour enough hot water into roasting pan that it reaches halfway up pudding pan. Bake until just set, about 1 14 hours. Let cool; sprinkle with grated nutmeg.