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Cracker Pudding

This is a simple but delicious pudding which takes minutes to prepare in the microwave. It reminds me of cream of wheat pudding. You can substitute graham wafer crumbs for the saltines. Both are delicious.
  • 2 cups milk
  • 12 saltine crackers, crushed 
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut, flaked
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamon
  1. In a microwave safe bowl, heat milk for 3 minutes until milk is hot but not boiling. 
  2. In a separate bowl whisk together cracker crumbs, sugar, and coconut.
  3. Stir cracker mixture into the hot milk.
  4. Beat egg, then temper egg by whisking in a few spoonfuls of hot milk. Stir in the rest of the milk and return to microwave to cook for 3 minutes, whisking mixture every minute.
  5. Stir in vanilla and cardamon. Cover and chill in fridge.
  6. To serve, spoon into dessert bowls and top with a dollop of whipped cream and a cherry or  fresh raspberries.
  7. Serves: 4


  1. Oh my gosh, it seriously has crackers in it. I thought maybe it would have a story behind it that gave it the cracker nickname. I have never heard of a pudding like this. Interesting.

  2. I love saltines dipped in milk! One of my favorite childhood treats (usually had to dip them when Mom wasn't looking). I have never heard of this pudding, but you better believe it that I am going to make it......THANKS!

  3. I'd like to read a no-microwave version... :-)
    ~Ilka W.J.

  4. Perfect recipe for my grands - they're not yet up to cooking hot liquids on the stovetop but can use the microwave with adult supervision. Thank you also for the somewhat unusual recipe!

  5. What a great idea for using up those half boxes of crackers I have in my cupboard! Sounds delicious and might even drizzle on some Maple Syrup??

  6. My family, including my texture sensitive son, all agreed this is a very delicious pudding. I made it with graham crackers and it resulted in a darker color- perfect served with light cream. I was unsure about there being no cornstarch to thicken it, but it turned out perfectly as most of the Mennonite Women Can Cook recipes do!


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