Tapioca Pudding with Banana Custard and Toasted Pecans

[adapted from Whitworths tapioca package]


100g small tapioca pearls (I used plain white ones)
1 tsp green food colouring – optional
1200 ml semi-skimmed milk
½ cup golden caster sugar
1 tbs vanilla sugar
600g ready custard
4 medium bananas – about 600g (sliced)
100g pecan nuts
200 ml Crème Fraîche or soured cream


Place tapioca, milk and sugars in non stick pot and cook over low fire for about 40 minutes stirring constantly. After 20 minutes add food colouring. Stir well and continue cooking unitl tapioca pearls are completely transparent and soft. Leave it aside to cool down completely.
Combine custard with sliced bananas and place in the fridge till needed.
Toast pecans on frying pan for couple of minutes until fragrant and crispy. Chop them and leave aside as well.
Tapioca should be cooled down by that time, mix it with Crème Fraîche.
Prepare 6 serving glasses, pour in each some tapioca, then share pecans to the glasses (leave some aside for decoration), top pecans with banana custard mixture and then with the rest of tapioca. Decorate with saved pecans. Place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, then serve.

Make 6 large servings.

Your thoughts…

  1. That looks great! I have not had much luck with tapioca. It seems to disintegrate an me.

  2. Fantastic dessert, Margot. I am thinking of something similar now :D

  3. Ummm, tapioca – rather reminiscent of school dinners although I don’t recall it looking as delicious as that!

  4. Looks gorgeous. Since I still have some tapioca on my kitchen shelf I will try this dessert soon.

  5. Lord, I haven’t had tapioca in ages! Your pudding looks great!

  6. tapioca…..reminds me of my homecountry. Arrgghhh…it’s so hard to find tapioca here in middle east. Great recipe, Margot.

  7. Hmm… although I’m not big fan of tapioca, the pudding itself looks very nice thou. :smile:

  8. Yum! Looks pretty good and my Mom loves Tapioca. I might omit the pecans though.

  9. I have never been a big fan of tapioca, but yours has me reconsidering. :)

  10. I love the presentation on this pudding, with the layer of banana custard in the middle. I have to try this as I love tapioca pudding!


  11. Love this! What a fun dessert!

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