Friday, March 15, 2013

Recipe Day - Yum!

I haven’t done a recipe in a while and maybe I should put this in Susan’s Extras, but in case you never go there – well – here’s one you might love. My mom sent it to me years ago, I think we still lived in New Jersey. She promised me it would be one of the best puddings I ever ate and she was right.

It makes a lot. It requires patience. It’s very dessert like, but go ahead and place it among your big platters of cold cuts, potato salad and rolls. Are you thinking Easter brunch? This is perfect. It’s colorful and fruity with a delightful creaminess in the tapioca pudding.


Grandma Bagger’s Fruit Pudding

2 Cups mandarin oranges (two cans)
1 large can chunk pineapple
3 large bananas sliced
1 large package vanilla pudding  (or two small / only use half the powder in second package)
2 small packages tapioca vanilla tapioca pudding (not instant!)
½ to ¾ cup chopped walnuts

Drain off oranges and pinapple – makes almost 2 cups of juice. Add 3 cups of water to make 5 cups. Use large pot. Add puddings to liquid and cook until it comes to full boil stirring constantly (takes a while).

 Cool 5 minutes ( I put pot in large bowl filled with ice water)
Add fruit and nuts. Chill for at least 1 ½ hours.

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  1. Ooh, that sounds delicious. Of course if I made it for myself, I'd be eating it forever. However, would make a good dessert to take to a church event.

    1. Yes, a church event is perfect. You'll get lots of recipe requests. =0)

  2. Hmm, I'm not much of a cook, but I think I'm going to try this for the Easter dinner at my sister's house this year. I'll let you know how it turns out. (NOTE: I take full responsibility if it doesn't come out the right way.) Thanks!

    1. LOL I hope it turns out for you, Cindy. If people don't like the nuts you could always put a ring of them around the top of the pudding instead. I'll look for your report. =0)

  3. Hmm...not too complicated; I may just try it! Thanks for sharing, Sue. :-)

  4. My boys would probably love this. Their grandpa makes a cottage cheese/Cool Whip/Jell-O/tangerine salad that they just devour. Yum!

  5. This sounds really good and refreshing. Thank you for sharing, Susan! Be well...