This easy Pineapple Pudding is a great celebration dessert. It looks very fancy, inviting and is sure to impress your guests and loved ones. The best part is how easy it is to make it. It uses few ingredients, gets done quickly, and tastes delicious. If you plan to serve it to guests at a get-together, it is better to make it a day in advance so it can be chilled well in the refrigerator. Making the dessert ahead can also help you concentrate on your main course items. You have one less menu item to worry about.
This year has been quite hectic as I decided to get back into a full-time job. The training courses online, blogging, website management, and posts on my technology blog, were of help to be in constant touch during the break. I am excited to get started again. So if you have seen fewer posts or interactions it was just that and I hope to have a biweekly post on weekends. Please do continue to visit and support. Coming back to the Pineapple pudding preparation, let's see how to make this simple yet delicious dessert!
How to make easy pineapple pudding?
The main ingredient that sets the pudding is the china grass or agar powder. You can also use gelatine if you wish. I used agar powder. Agar-agar is a vegan substitute derived from seaweeds or algae. It works just like gelatin and is mainly used as an adhesive, emulsifier in thickening and solidifying certain food preparations. Unlike gelatin, agar-agar does not use any animal products.
The other ingredients needed for this recipe is condensed milk, milk, and chopped pineapple (preferably ripe and sweet). The original recipe that I got from my folks back home, uses ten grams of china grass soaked in boiling water. However, using china grass the pudding that I made, did not set. I am not sure if it was due to the quality of the china grass brand that I used here in the US or it could be because it was closer to the expiry date. To fix it, I used a packet of unflavored gelatine in a quarter cup of hot water, mixed it and that helped set it.
The next time I made it, I used agar-agar powder, and voila it worked perfectly! I would recommend using agar-agar powder for a fool-proof recipe.
A classy , delicious and easy dessert made with pineapple and condensed milk to celebrate any occasion and a great item for get-togethers.
- 1 tin condensed milk 7 0z can
- 4 tins milk Use the condensed milk can to measure the milk
- 4 tbsp sugar You could skip sugar as condensed milk is already sweet, add more if you like it sweeter
- 2 tsp agar-agar powder
- ¼ cup water To mix the agar-agar
- 1 can crushed pineapple You can also use equivalent freshly chopped pineapple
- 5 -6 tbsp sugar (for pineapple )
In a heavy bottomed pan , mix the condensed milk and milk and bring to a boil for about 10 mins .Ensure it does not get burned.
Add the sugar and mix well.
In another pan, heat up a quarter cup of water and add agar-agar powder.
Mix well and let it sit for 10 minutes.
Mix the agar-agar mixture to the milk and pour it into a flat tray.
It will set in about 1 to 2 hours
Refrigerate and take out when ready to serve.
In a pan heat up the chopped fresh or canned crushed pineapple after removing the liquid base.
Add sugar as desired and keep cooking till it comes together into a nice preserve like consistency.
Cut out neat squares of the pudding carefully and transfer to a dessert bowl.
Top with the pineapple preserve and serve.
So you see how easy it was to make that. Hope you will give this a try! I would love to hear your feedback and comments if you try it out.