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Pudim de Queijo

Cheese Pudding

This is a fairly simple cheese pudding that will satisfy your sweet tooth. It was popular enough at my home, though I'm not sure it's delicious enough to justify the fat and calories. I halved the recipe from the original one.

Pudim de Queijo

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 8 oz soft goat cheese, grated or crumbled
  • 6 egg yolks, beaten
  • 2 egg whites, beaten.
  • brown sugar
  • white sugar


Preheat oven to 350F.

Place sugar and water in a medium-size saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil mixture until it becomes a thick syrup, stirring frequently. Add the cheese and mix well. Remove from the heat. Add the egg yolks and white and mix well.

Sprinkle the bottom of a 8"x8" glass baking pan with brown sugar. Pour the pudding mixture in. Place the baking pan in a larger pan with 2/3" water and bake in the oven until it sets, check after about 30 minutes. Once set, remove from oven, cool and sprinkle with white sugar before serving.

Adapted from a recipe at Cape Verde Home Page

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