Aug 9, 2013

Homemade Chocolate Pudding with Pie Crust Dippers



This is a rich, delicious, milk chocolate pudding. Kids (and grown-ups!) love using the dippers.

Homemade Chocolate Pudding  Print Recipe

4 to 5 servings

1 and 3/4 cups milk

1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons cocoa (use 3 tablespoons for more of a semi-sweet chocolate taste)
3 egg yolks
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

In a medium saucepan off heat, whisk together the milk, sugar, flour, cocoa, and salt until smooth. In a small bowl, whisk the egg yolks until smooth, then whisk yolks into milk mixture until completely incorporated.

Place saucepan onto medium-low heat, and whisk continuously until mixture begins to thicken and then bubble (about 8 to 10 minutes). After mixture begins to bubble, continue to cook and whisk for an additional two minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and butter, and whisk gently until butter is completely melted.

Pudding can be served warm or cold. Leftovers should be refrigerated. If refrigerating, cover surface of pudding completely with plastic wrap (wrap should lie on the surface of the pudding). This will prevent a skin from forming.

(This pudding recipe makes a great chocolate pie filling, by the way. Just reduce milk by 1/4 cup (from 1 and 3/4 cups to 1 and 1/2 cups). Makes one, nine inch pie).

Plain dippers, without egg wash or sugar. You can prick them with a fork before baking if you wish- it will prevent the crust from puffing up.


Pie Crust Dippers
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.

You will need one single crust recipe of pie dough (or one single refrigerated pie crust) and one whole egg or egg white for egg wash (egg wash is optional). Onto a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out as for pie. Cut 1" X 4" strips with a knife, or cut shapes with cookie cutters. If not using egg wash, lay pieces out on prepared cookie sheet.


The egg wash is optional, but it does two things: it makes the dippers shiny, and it helps the sugar sprinkles to adhere. For egg wash: in a small bowl whisk together the egg (or egg white) with 2 teaspoons water. With a pastry brush, brush cut shapes lightly with egg wash. Bake as is, or sprinkle lightly with sugar (I used sparkling sugar). Lay pieces on prepared cookie sheet.

Bake until light golden brown, about 15 minutes. Let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then remove dippers onto a wire rack to cool completely. When cool, dippers may be used right away, or stored in a covered container. 



Since the pudding is my Grandmother's recipe, I thought she'd think it was fun that I served it in one of her teacups. :)



Homemade Chocolate Pudding with Pie Crust Dippers 
may have been taken to some of these fun parties!


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134 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, this looks good! And not too difficult either. I love the teacup presentation. :)

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    1. Thank you, Cindy! You are right- it's not difficult at all! Great payoff for not much effort or difficulty! ;)

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  2. Hi Joy, my family loves chocolate pudding! I am going to try and make this since it's homemade. Thanks I can't wait to try this.
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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    1. Julie, if you try it, I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine does! Thank you for stopping by- I do appreciate the visit! :)

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  3. Lovely presentation, your grandma would be thrilled ..

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    1. Oh, Barbara, how sweet of you to say- I hope so! :) Thank you, and thanks for visiting! :)

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  4. This chocolate pudding looks delicious! I will definitely have to try it. I love puddings, especially chocolate. Looks so cute in the tea cup.
    Sharing this :)

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    1. Thank you so very much, Bismah! If you try it, I hope you love it as much as we do! :) Thank you for coming by, and for sharing!

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  5. Joy, oh my goodness, this looks SOOOO good! Love, love, love pie dippers and I am totally crushing on that beautiful teacup! (Did I ever tell you I collect teacups? :) Beautiful picture and it makes me want chocolate pudding right now! Thanks for sharing and pinning, of course! Have a fantastic weekend!

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    1. Cindy, I did not know you collected teacups....just one more reason I adore you! ;) Thank you for stopping by, and for pinning! :)

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  6. Yum, I'll never forget the first time I had homemade pudding. It changed everything! These pie crust dippers are such a great idea!

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    1. Thank you, Melanie!! I agree- I think homemade is worth it! ;) Thank you for visiting!

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  7. Joy this is absolutely gorgeous...I make something similar with a pie crust dipper in the shape of a spoon. Lovely post!!

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    1. Oh, Kay, only you would think of something so cute and creative as spoon dippers! I'm going to have to come and see- thank you so much for coming by! :)

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  8. awesome post!! saw you on a blog hop!

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    1. Thanks, Katherine, and I'm so glad you came over from the hop!! I enjoyed my visit to Give Peas A Chance! :)

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  9. me again, I just wanted to say that it's so special that you have your grandmother's tea cups <3

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    1. Oh, Katherine, you have no idea how special they are to me!! You are a sweetheart to mention it! :)

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  10. Joy! Love the pictures, love the recipes, love the cup. Love everything you do! xxx ~Danielle

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    1. Danielle, you are too precious for words! I appreciate the kind words and the visit!! :)

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  11. This is a great idea! I instantly thought of cookie cutter shapes for the pie crust too! Chocolate cream pie has been a longtime family favorite in this household but this makes it more fun and your recipe sounds delicious. Will definitely try this! Thanks,
    Linda
    mysewwhatblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Linda! I have made moon and stars dippers, too. You'll have to share your chocolate cream pie recipe with me some day! :)

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  12. This pudding looks delicious! What a fun idea to add the dippers:)

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    1. Sue, thank you! The dippers are kinda fun! ;) Thanks for visiting- I appreciate it! :)

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  13. Yum!!! This looks really good :) Thank you for linking up over at our Link Party, Random Recipe Round-Up

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    1. Thank you for hosting, and for coming by! :)

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  14. I love adding cinnamon and sugar to my extra pie crust!

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    1. Jessica, that sounds delicious! And I love cinnamon with chocolate- will try that next time! :)

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  15. Oh my goodness! Looks amazing:))

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    1. Thank you, Andy, and thanks for visiting! :)

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  16. Joy, the idea of the dippers is just wonderful and so easy to make. I have made cookies out of pie crust and they were perfect. Have I told you, I love chocolate? Thanks for sharing with My Meatless Mondays.

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    1. Chaya, thank you so much- and you are right, it's all very easy! :) I'm so glad you came by, and thanks for hosting My Meatless Mondays!

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  17. Oh My yes please! Thanks for sharing at my party. I think I need to make this now.
    Dawn
    Spatulas On Parade

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    1. Thank you, Dawn, and thanks for hosting Spatulas on Parade! :)

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  18. Hungry for lunch and wrong time to read this post, lol...
    OH MY I want some right now :)

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    1. Hmmmm, I had the same reaction to visiting your blog, Deb! :D Thank you so much for stopping by! :)

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  19. I love any kind of food that dips :-) And this is the second homemade pudding recipe I've come across today...I think it is a sign that I must make some!

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    1. LOL! I agree that it is a definite sign!! :) I always pay attention to chocolate pudding signs. Thank you for visiting!!

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  20. Chocolate pudding is my absolute favorite! I love the pie crust dippers, they are so cute :)

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! Dippers are fun! ;)

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  21. Oh this is definitely going to happen at my house!

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    1. Thanks, Cindi! If you try it, I hope you love it as much as we do! Thanks for dropping by! :)

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  22. I love a good homemade pudding. Pinned! and printed! Gotta try this soon.

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    1. Rachel, thanks so much for the visit and for the pin! I appreciate both! :)

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  23. Yum! I never thought of making the pie crust crispers. What a smart and tasty idea! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, Lisa, and thanks for hosting! :)

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  24. This looks delicious! And the pie crust crispers is genius!! Pinning! I would LOVE to have you share these at my link party and anything else you want!! New follower on facebook!
    http://www.madetobeamomma.com/2013/08/homemade-by-you-63.html

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    1. Thank you, Katie! And thanks for the invitation- I will be there! :)

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  25. Hi, Joy! I saw this on Google+ the other day and made a mental note to come see what it was all about. I couldn't resist the fun pie crust dippers! I like that any shape can be made...makes them extra fun.
    Thank you for linking with See Ya in the Gumbo this week.

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! I'm a sucker for fun food! :) Thank you for hosting See Ya in the Gumbo!

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  26. I love making stuff from scratch but I've never tried chocolate pudding before. Great idea with the pie crust dippers! I'd be thrilled if you'd come on over to Pink Recipe Box and link up at Creative Wednesdays: http://pinkrecipebox.com/creative-wednesdays-with-pink-recipe-box-5/

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    1. Thank you, Nicky, and thanks for the invitation! I will be there! :)

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  27. I love homemade pudding and love the idea of pie dippers! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

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    1. Thanks, Cindy, and thank you for stopping by! I always enjoy Simple Supper Tuesdays. :)

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  28. I think I love that you put the pudding in the teacup even more than I love chocolate pudding!! And that's saying something. :) visiting via FriendlyFriday blog hop from over at www.ritewhileucan.com

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    1. Oh, thanks so much, Barb, and thanks for coming by! I'm going to visit your blog right now. :)

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  29. I saw you post this on facebook earlier today - what a treat! Thank you so much for sharing on Foodie Friday

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    1. Adelina, thank you for hosting Foodie Friday, and thanks for stopping by with such a nice note! :)

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  30. G'day! LOVE chocolate pudding, true!
    LOVE your photo and have very fond childhood memories of chocolate pudding too!
    Cheers! Joanne; now on FB too!
    View as part of Foodie Friends Friday Party

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    1. Joanne, chocolate pudding was a childhood favorite of mine, too- this very recipe, and my grandmother would serve it to me warm- mmm! Thank you very much for the visit. :)

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  31. Joy...this looks amazing! I love chocolate pudding! Thank you for linking up with Foodie Friends Friday. Sharing later on my Walking on Sunshine FB page!

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    1. Lois, you are always so amazingly supportive- thank you! And thank you for hosting Foodie Friends Friday! :)

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  32. Joy, you've done it again. This pudding is great. I love the addition of the pie dippers. Thanks for sharing it during Our Little Family Adventure's Community Party on Facebook.

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    1. Oh, Nicky, thank you, and thanks for coming by!! Your community party is always so much fun- thanks for giving everyone a great place to share! :)

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  33. I have seen this all over the place this week but I'm just now getting a chance to stop by, Joy! Pinned this and I'm sharing this on Facebook today - thanks so much for linking up to All My Bloggy Friends! Have a great weekend! {hugs}

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    1. Thank you very much, Jamie! I love All My Bloggy Friends! :)

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  34. Mmmm homemade pudding is SO good! And I {heart} pie crust dippers!

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    1. Thank you, Dorothy- I am so happy that you visited! Dippers ARE fun, aren't they? I want all my food in dippable form. ;)

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  35. I love the concept of your blog and especially love the idea of rich, grandma's recipe chocolate pudding with pie crust dippers. This would be a perfect treat to make for my toddler (and a great excuse for me to join in)! Thank you!

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    1. Yvonne, you are absolutely right- kids (of all ages!) love pudding and dippers! ;) Thank you so very much for coming by- I appreciate the visit!

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  36. I have always been fascinated with homemade pudding, but don't have much experience with it. This looks so tasty with the dippers. And I totally want to make mine and serve it in a teacup. :)

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    1. Karen, I absolutely recommend the teacup part....tastes so much better that way! ;) I am so glad you visited- thank you! :)

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  37. My my gosh this look delicious!!!! I can't wait to try- thanks for sharing!!

    Cait
    littleloveydoves.blogspot.com

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    1. Caitlin, if you try it, I hope you like it as much as we do! And now, thanks to you, I can make the whipped cream in my blender! ;) Thank you so much for coming by! :)

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  38. Adorable! I love how you served it in a tea cup! SEW licious Home Decor's craft party is up and I would love for you to link this up!! http://sewlicioushomedecor.com/show-licious-craft-showcase-link-party-46/

    Marti

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    1. Marti, thanks so much for the invitation- I will be there! Thank you for visiting! :)

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  39. I need to try this for my chocoholics at my house. May I suggest using the 3 egg whites for pavlova. Love you served it in Grandmother's cup - lovely presentation.

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    1. Ms. Lemon, I love your suggestion for the egg whites. Thank you so much, and I appreciate the visit! :)

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  40. Oh my goodness, Joy! I haven't had homemade chocolate pudding in... a LONG time. It looks so wonderful and I LOVE those pie dippers!! Thanks so much for sharing this at our "Best Of The Weekend" party! Pinning as always!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    xo

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    1. Claire, thank you so much for stopping by, and for pinning! And thanks for hosting Best of the Weekend- SUCH a great party! :)

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    1. Thanks, Stephanie! I think the dippers are my favorite part! :) I'm so glad you came by- I appreciate it! :)

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  42. That's it...I've packed my bags and I'm moving in with you! I'm requesting this for my first dessert! LOVE this recipe....thanks so much for sharing on #CakeFriday!

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    1. Hi, Becky! We'd be happy to have you- you just come on! ;) Thanks for hosting #CakeFriday! :)

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  43. Hi Joy,
    I just love Chocolate Pudding it is very comforting to me. Your Pie Crust Dippers are a great idea, I will just love this dessert! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon
    Miz Helen

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    1. Miz Helen, thank you so much- it’s one of my very favorite treats! Thank you so much for coming by, and for hosting Full Plate Thursday! :)

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  44. That looks so beautiful served in the china. My Nana made chocolate pudding this reminds me of hers, thanks for the memory :)

    Thanks for linking with me at Freaking Awesome Fridays

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    1. Oh, Mel, thank you so much. I feel honored that anything about my post made you think of your Nana. :) I enjoyed Freaking Awesome Fridays- thanks for hosting it!

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  45. I love this recipe! It looks so delicious!! Thanks for sharing at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays..hope to see you again next week :)

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    1. Thank, Erin, and thank you for stopping by! Share Your Stuff Tuesdays was fun- thank you for hosting! :)

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  46. So elegant! Thank you so much for sharing it on Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!

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    1. Oh, thank you, Sinea, and thank you for hosting Wonderful Wednesday! :)

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  47. I love how you've presented this delicious homemade Chocolate Pudding. I really like the idea of the pie crust dippers as well - and the heart shaped ones are so cute! I'm going to share this post on my FB page :-)

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    1. Oh, April, what a sweetheart you are- thank you so very much, and thanks for sharing! :)

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  48. You make Chocolate Pudding look so beautiful and tempting. I love the idea of serving it in a dainty tea cup.

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  49. This is just lovely. I love that you used a dish that very often goes unused. A great way to share a recipe and a tradition. I will have to try with my grand kids very soon. Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend

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    1. Thank you, Contessa- hope you and your grandchildren have fun with it! :) Thanks for hosting a great party!

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  50. I love chocolate cream pie, but am terrible with the crust! This looks like a wonderful option! Thank you for linking the recipe at Tuesdays with a Twist! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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    1. Thank you, Marci, it is really fun for a change from a regular pie. :) I always enjoy Tuesdays with a Twist- thanks for hosting!

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  51. This is a darling idea! I plan to use this one for certain. Love chocolate pudding, and the pie crust dippers is a great idea.

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    1. Sarah, thank you so much, and thanks for coming by! If you try it, I hope you enjoy it! :)

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  52. I love the pie crust dippers. Adorable :) P.S. My middle name is Joy (it's my Mom's name) so we are kind of twinners :) And I like that your blog is about good old fashioned recipes with a story. What a fun concept! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #26.

    ~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!
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    1. Thank you, Amber, and I am so glad we are Joy Twinners! Joy Triplets, actually, since your mom is a Joy, too. :) I enjoyed Sweet and Savory Saturdays- thank you for hosting, and for coming by!

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  53. Joy!!! I love coming to your blog because it reminds me of the wonderful things my Grandma used to make. Now she didn't do the pie crust dippers but she did make chocolate pudding and served them in little individual cups. This looks great and I can't wait to try it :) This is being featured on Great Idea Thursday's! Krista @ A Handful of Everything

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    1. Krista, your features are always so nice- thank you, thank you, for featuring my pudding! :)

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  54. Hi Joy! I just wanted to pop over to let you know that I am featuring your wonderful pudding and pie dippers tomorrow night at Best of the Weekend! Thank you so much for sharing this and I am excited to put it in the spotlight. :) Have a wonderful Friday! Love, Cindy

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    1. Oh, Cindy, I am really thrilled! Thank you SO much! I can't wait for the party to start! :)

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  55. Hello Joy - I love this recipe so much I chose it as my featured favorite at Weekend Potluck today. C'mon over and check it out. YUMMMM! Thanks much for sharing.http://thebetterbaker.blogspot.com/2013/08/honey-glazed-carrots-in-slow-cooker.html

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    1. Marsha, thank you so very much for featuring my Homemade Chocolate Pudding- I feel really honored to be included! The pudding is one of our all-time favorites- thank you! And thank you for hosting such a great party every week- I know it's a lot of work.

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  56. I saw your feature on "Freedom Fridays" today, your recipe sounds so good!! = )

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    1. Melissa, you are awesome to come by from Freedom Fridays- thank you! This really is one of my very favorite recipes. I was very excited that Evelyn featured it! :)

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  57. Wow! This looks deee-licious! We’d love to have you share your recipe at our weekly Saturday Link Party ! Deb @ madefrompinterest.net

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    1. Thank you so much, Deb! I will be there- thanks for the invitation! :)

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  58. I don't know which I love more... the chocolate pudding, dippers or the beautiful cup and saucer. And how special that it belonged to you Grandma. Bev

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    1. Oh, thank you, Bev. It's really special that you would comment on that since it means so much to me! :) I am so glad you came by- thanks for the visit!

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  59. This looks amazing!! I want some now. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. You are featured today at Pick of the Bunch. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. :)
    Hugs
    Kathy

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    1. Kathy, thank you for the party, and for the feature! I am so happy you liked my chocolate pudding! Thanks a bunch for always hosting A Bouquet of Talent! :)

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  60. Woot! You have been featured this week at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I'd love to see you back. Have a great week. :)

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    1. Thank you, Ali! Love Recipe Sharing Monday! :)

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  61. Those pie crust dippers sound fantastic! This would be a great kid friendly snack or dessert too! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

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    1. Thank you, Ericka, we really like them! Thanks for coming by, and for hosting FFF! :)

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  62. Stopping by from Scarlett's Excellent Adventures' Heirloom recipes post and this one is definitely a must try. Looks scrumptious!! Pinning and printing asap. :)

    Christine @ My Epicurean Adventures

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    1. Christine, thank you so much for coming by, and for pinning! Isn't Scarlett the best?? I am so happy that you like my Grandmother's recipe- it really is delicious. :)

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  63. I made this tonight. Yummy! I had to cook it for about 20-30 minutes, but it turned out great! (Could be the fault of my crazy stove in this apartment.) I'd never made homemade pudding before. Great simple recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Oh, I'm so glad you tried it and liked it! Thank you so much for letting me know- I'm always so happy when someone enjoys one of my recipes- you are a sweetheart. I think you should get the award for "the most patience while waiting for pudding to thicken"!! ;)

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  64. G'day and still looks good to me Joy!
    Thanks for sharing
    Cheers! Joanne
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  65. Total and UTTER yum! I am definitely going to try this one. Loving the presentation as well. Thank you for linking to PoCoLo x

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  66. Wow, not just pudding, but something to dip them into, as well. I am totally sold and need to try soon :)

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  67. Pie crust dippers...Sweet! Love this clever idea!

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  68. Joy, you didn't call me to lick the pan when you were done! This looks amazing. Printed and pinned to try soon, Carrie, A Mother's Shadow

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  69. Joy,

    This chocolate pudding with the pie crust dippers looks AMAZING! Homemade pudding is so much better than store bought. You did not call me either to lick the spoon, pan, or the cup. I would have had this all over my face.
    Blessings,
    Diane Roark

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  70. Love the pie crust dippers! Stopping by from Saturday Dishes and pinning to Pinterest!

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