Fluffy Baked Tapioca Pudding

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Classic Home Desserts

By Richard Sax

Published 1994

  • About

Here is the lightest tapioca ever—soft and fluffy, like a vanilla-scented cloud. It is first simmered on top of the stove and then baked just until it puffs up and turns gold. The interior remains soft and holds its shape tremulously.


  • ¼ cup quick-cooking tapioca
  • cup sugar
  • Pinch salt


  1. Butter a 1½- to 2-quart soufflé dish, and place the dish in a roasting pan; set aside. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F, with a rack in the center.
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