Comfort on a Spoon Recipes

Old-Fashioned Puddings, Bread Puddings, Custards, Flans and More

Once you have a look at these homey desserts, including old-fashioned puddings, bread puddings, custards and more, you won't be able to whip up one fast enough.

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    Best-Ever Chocolate Pudding

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    chocolate pudding.

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    This chocolate pudding has a marvelous deep, rich flavor and ultra-smooth, creamy texture. Plus it's super-quick to make. You can serve it warm—for those who just can't wait to dig into its chocolaty goodness—or well chilled. It's also fabulous served with a thin layer of cream poured over the top or a spoonful of softly whipped cream—or, just a tall glass of cold milk.

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    Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes

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    These individual cakes with molten chocolate centers are popular on American restaurant menus. This version is especially rich and chocolaty and would be made even better with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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    Baked Rice Pudding

    Creamy Rice Pudding

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    Soft, creamy, and soothing, rice pudding is a dessert you never outgrow. Baked rice puddings tend to be firmer than the stove-top variety and have a more custard texture. A topping of cinnamon sugar is sprinkled over the pudding before it bakes, leaving a slightly crunchy crust. I like to use long-grain rice for the pudding, as it's less starchy than short or medium-grain rice, and the pudding isn't as heavy—just absolutely delicious!

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    Banana Bread Pudding with Raisins

    Nothing says comfort more than this banana bread pudding. Created as a way to use up stale bread, this decadent dessert has it all―a creamy, warm, custardy texture filled with banana and raisins. Top with a dollop of freshly whipped cream to make a good thing even better.