Grape-Nuts Pudding

  • Serves

    serves 6-8

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.


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


Step 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.

Step 2

Bring milk just to a boil over medium heat; pour over cereal and set aside to let soak for 5 minutes.

Step 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 1⁄4 hours. Let cool; sprinkle with grated nutmeg.

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