New England Grapenut Custard Layered Pudding

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“In New England grapenut pudding is on the menu in many restaurants. You will either see the grapenuts and custard as two layers or all mixed together.

My preference is definitely the layered version. There were a few dishes my Dad loved to make himself and this recipe was one of them.  As it bakes, it forms into two layers.

If you are a custard fan like I am, try this favorite New England comfort food dessert!     Enjoy!”

Servings: 12     Bake Time:  60 minutes


6 cups milk
1 1/3 cups grapenuts cereal
6 eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or nutmeg


1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. In a large pan over medium heat, scald the milk.
3. Stir in the grapenuts cereal, remove from heat and let it cool slightly.
4. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs, salt, vanilla extract, and sugar together and pour it into the milk mixture.
5. Stir to blend all together, then pour this into a two-quart casserole dish.
6. Sprinkle the cinnamon or nutmeg over the top.
7. Place the casserole dish into a water bath. (Put the casserole dish into another larger pan filled with hot water one-half of the way up.)
8. Bake for 60 minutes.
9. Remove from the water bath and let cool on a wire rack.
10. Store covered in the refrigerator.
11. Serve cold, with or without whipped cream.

Nutritional Information

New England Grapenut Custard Layered Pudding

Amount Per Serving: 3/4 cup
Calories: 173
Calories from Fat: 51

* % Daily Value *
* Total Fat 6g 9%
* Saturated Fat 3g 15%
* Cholesterol 89mg 30%
* Sodium 218mg 9%
* Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
* Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
* Protein 7g 13%
* Sugars 15g
* Vitamin A 8%
* Vitamin C 2%
* Calcium 16%
* Iron 11%

* * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Categories: Breakfasts, Desserts, Pudding

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2 replies

  1. So glad you liked it, Jessica! Not many people even know this pudding!

  2. This was great. I did stir the contents at 20 minutes and 35 minutes so that the great pets would be dispersed throughout the custard more evenly. I also served it before it totally cool. It was delicious warm with some whip cream.

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