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Butterscotch Tapioca

Ingredients

  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cup small pearl tapioca
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 4 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 stick ( 1/2 cup) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Mix together water, tapioca and salt in large saucepan. Heat to boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes.
  2. Stir in brown sugar; continue to simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 20 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Meanwhile, combine egg yolks, milk and sugar in small saucepan; cook over low heat, stirring constantly until thick enough to coat back of spoon.
  5. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla extract.
  6. Stir into tapioca mixture.
  7. Pour into custard cups or bowls.
  8. Chill completely before serving, about 3 hours or overnight.

Yields 8 servings.

Nutrients per serving: 470 calories; 85 grams carbohydrates; 14 grams fat (8 grams saturated fat); 140 mg cholesterol; 2.6 grams protein; 340 mg sodium; 0.2 grams fiber






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