This is the pure vanilla version of tapioca pudding, which in my opinion is quite fantastic.
There is something about the new year and January that just say old fashioned desserts to me. Tapioca pudding is one I like to make during the winter months. It sure says simple comfort to me. I never had tapioca as a kid but my husband did. I don't even know why I started making it except that my husband was going on about it one night at dinner and I was intrigued. Vanilla bean tapioca pudding has been a regular dessert ever since and that has been quite a few years. My kids fell in love with it and to this day get excited when I say I am making it. That is kinda nice.
So today I would like to share an old fashioned, not so fancy (unless you want it to be), homey pudding. You can definitely make this with vanilla extract just make sure it is the real thing, no imitations please.
Topped with dried apricots, cherries, raisins, pistachios and toasted walnuts. Yum.
You might be wondering what is my secret recipe?