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Salted Caramel Pudding
Prep Time
35 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Chill Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 40 mins

Cool and creamy homemade pudding, full of the rich and buttery flavor of salted caramel, layered with crunchy chocolate cookie crumbs and fresh whipped cream. There's no wrong time for this unforgettable dessert!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: salted caramel pudding
Servings: 4 servings, doubles easily
Calories: 233 kcal
For the Salted Caramel Pudding
For the garnishes
  • 10 Oreo cookies, crushed finely (approx. 3/4 cup crumbs)
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream, whipped to soft peaks with 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
To Make the Salted Caramel Pudding:
  1. Place the brown sugar and water in a small pot and cook over medium heat until a candy thermometer registers 215 degrees F.  Remove from the heat and set aside.
  2. Place the cornstarch in a medium pot and whisk in 1/4 cup of the milk.  When there are no lumps remaining, stir in the remaining milk.  Bring to a bare simmer over medium heat.
  3. Place the egg yolks in a medium bowl, and whisk the hot milk in, just a little at a time, taking care not to scramble the eggs.  

  4.  Stir in the slightly cooled caramel, transfer the mixture back to the pot, and cook over medium heat, stirring, until thickened (about 5 minutes, or to a temperature of 175 degrees F).

  5. Immediately remove from the heat, stir in the butter, vanilla, and salt, and pour through a fine mesh strainer into a heat-safe vessel.  Press plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the pudding, and chill through (2 hours to overnight).
To Serve:
  1. Place a tablespoon or two of cookie crumbs in the bottom of each serving cup.  Layer with chilled salted caramel pudding, and top with sweetened whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts
Salted Caramel Pudding
Amount Per Serving
Calories 233 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 134mg45%
Sodium 342mg15%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.