Tropical Tapioca Pudding
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 6
This recipe is made from the juice from canned fruit that might otherwise be thrown in the trash. It's extremely frugal. The serving size is ½ cup. Cost per recipe is $0.89 or $0.15 per serving.
  • ⅓ cup sugar ($0.08)
  • 3 Tbl Tapioca (I used Minute Tapioca) ($0.68)
  • 2¾ cup juice from canned fruit (I added water to make enough) (Free)
  • 1 egg, well beaten ($0.09)
  • 1 tsp vanilla ($0.04)
  1. Mix the sugar, tapioca, juice and egg in a medium sauce pan and let stand 5 minutes.
  2. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until mixture comes to a full rolling boil.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  4. Pour into serving dishes and allow to cool.
  5. Mixture thickens more as it cools.
  6. Store leftovers in refrigerator.
Recipe by Patty Cake's Pantry at