Old-Fashioned Caramel Pudding THM-S

If you grew up in the rich Pennsylvania Dutch heritage like I did, puddings made with cornstarch were a staple in many homes. Many of our grandparents had a family cow or milked cows for an income. Caramel Pudding has always been a favorite in our family and my late mother-in-law made the best pudding. She always browned the butter and caramelized the brown sugar she used.  Brown butter is another Pennsylvania Dutch practice that most of us grew up with and is unheard of in other areas.  This recipe has satisfied my craving for the traditional sugar laden pudding my grandma would make.

Old-Fashioned Caramel Pudding THM-S

Combine milk and cream together, set aside. In a 2 quart sauce pan melt butter over medium heat. Cook butter until it is golden brown. Add sweetener. Cook 2 minutes. Add 1 3/4 cups of the milk mixture to the saucepan. Heat to just about boiling point. With a hand blender,  blend the remaining milk mixture, eggs, and glucomannan together until smooth.  Add 1/2 cup of hot milk and blend again. Whisk egg mixture into the saucepan. Whisk until it thickens slightly. Remove  from heat. Whisk flavoring, salt, and molasses. Soften gelatin in water for 5 minutes. Whisk into hot pudding. Cool. Serves 4-6.

Use the larger amount of gelatin for a firmer set.

I blend the pudding with my hand blender after I add the gelatin for an extra smooth creamy texture!

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Old-Fashioned Caramel Pudding THM-S

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar Sweetener Substitute
  • 3 eggs or 6 egg yolks
  • 1/2 teaspoon glucomannan
  • 2 teaspoons Olive Nation Caramel Flavoring
  • pinch of mineral salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black-strap Molasses
  • 3/4 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions

  1. Combine milk and cream together, set aside. In a 2 quart sauce pan melt butter over medium heat. Cook butter until it is golden brown. Add sweetener. Cook 2 minutes. Add 1 3/4 cups of the milk mixture to the saucepan. Heat to just about boiling point. With a hand blender,  blend the remaining milk mixture, eggs, and glucomannan together until smooth.  Add 1/2 cup of hot milk and blend again. Whisk egg mixture into the saucepan. Whisk until it thickens slightly. Remove  from heat. Whisk flavoring, salt, and molasses. Soften gelatin in water for 5 minutes. Whisk into hot pudding. Cool. Serves 4-6.

Recipe Notes

I blend the pudding after I add the gelatin for a smooth creamy texture. 

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No-Bake Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake THM-S

Cheesecakes have always been a favorite of mine. They are one of the easiest dessert to convert to THM and taste so “normal”. Here is a delicious Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake that our family loves. This post does contain affiliate links with the products I love to use. I receive a small commission but your price does not change.

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Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake

Crust:

White Filling:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin
  • 12 ounces 1/3 fat cream cheese
  • 2/3 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup THM Gentle Sweet
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream

Orange Filling:

Whipped Cream Garnish:

In a food processor, pulse the crust ingredients together until crumbly. Pat into a 9 inch spring-form pan. Refrigerate crust.  White Filling: Soften gelatin in cold water for 5 minutes. Heat until clear and syrupy–30-40 seconds in microwave. Cool until room temp. In mixer bowl whip cream cheese, sour cream, Gentle Sweet, and vanilla until smooth. Add cream and mix until thickened. With mixer mixing, drizzle in gelatin. Whip until well combined. Set aside.  Orange Filling: *Heat water until boiling. Add jello. Stir until dissolved.* Cool. In bowl whip cream cheese, sour cream, Stevia, and orange flavoring together until smooth. Add cream. Whip until thickened. With mixer mixing, drizzle in orange jello. Mix until well combined. remove crust from fridge. Add fillings by large spoonfuls, alternating the two kinds. Swirl with a knife. Refrigerate until for 3 hours or until set. Remove pans sides. Place cheesecake on serving platter. Whipped Cream Garnish: whip cream, Gentle Sweet, xanthan gum, and vanilla until thickened. Pipe in swirls and add orange slices if desired.  16 servings.

If you cannot buy orange jello, You can substitute 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin, 3 tablespoons THM Gentle Sweet, orange food coloring, and an additional 2-3 teaspoons orange flavoring for the pack of jello.  You would need to (Soften gelatin in cold water for 5 minutes. Heat until clear and syrupy–30-40 seconds in microwave) instead of the directions between the *’s.

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You can find many more cheesecake recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. You may also request a small jar of sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook. Buy It Now.  

No-Bake Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake THM-S


Servings 16

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1 1/3 cups blanched almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons THM Gentle Sweet
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter

White Filling:

  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin
  • 12 ounces 1/3 fat cream cheese
  • 2/3 cup sour cream or Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup THM Gentle Sweet
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream

Orange Filling:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 box Orange Xylitol Jello
  • 12 ounces 1/3 fat cream cheese
  • 2/3 cup sour cream or Greek Yogurt
  • 3 tiny spoons THM Stevia
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream

Whipped Cream Garnish:

  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons THM Gentle Sweet
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • orange slice

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, pulse the crust ingredients together until crumbly. Pat into a 9 inch spring-form pan. Refrigerate crust. White Filling: Soften gelatin in cold water for 5 minutes. Heat until clear and syrupy–30-40 seconds in microwave. Cool until room temp. In mixer bowl whip cream cheese, sour cream, Gentle Sweet, and vanilla until smooth. Add cream and mix until thickened. With mixer mixing, drizzle in gelatin. Whip until well combined. Set aside. Orange Filling: *Heat water until boiling. Add jello. Stir until dissolved.* Cool. In bowl whip cream cheese, sour cream, Stevia, and orange flavoring together until smooth. Add cream. Whip until thickened. With mixer mixing, drizzle in orange jello. Mix until well combined. remove crust from fridge. Add fillings by large spoonfuls, alternating the two kinds. Swirl with a knife. Refrigerate until for 3 hours or until set. Remove pans sides. Place cheesecake on serving platter. Whipped Cream Garnish: whip cream, Gentle Sweet, xanthan gum, and vanilla until thickened. Pipe in swirls and add orange slices if desired. 16 servings.


Recipe Notes

If you cannot buy orange jello, You can substitute 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin, 3 tablespoons THM Gentle Sweet, orange food coloring, and an additional 2-3 teaspoons orange flavoring for the pack of jello. You would need to (Soften gelatin in cold water for 5 minutes. Heat until clear and syrupy–30-40 seconds in microwave) instead of the directions between the swirls.

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