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Caramel Budino with Sea Salt Caramel Sauce

Enjoy our caramel pudding layered with Sea Salt Caramel Sauce in this Italian inspired budino.

Quick Facts

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Yield: 6 servings


Caramel Budino

  • 2/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Argo® Corn Starch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • About 1 cup chilled Sea Salt Caramel Sauce
  • 8 chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed (about 1 cup)
  • Sweetened whipped cream

Sea Salt Caramel Sauce

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup, dark OR light
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream OR canned coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt fine grind
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Blend sugar, corn starch and salt in a 2-quart saucepan.
  2. Beat egg yolks in a bowl; add milk and mix well. Gradually stir into sugar mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils.
  3. Boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Pour into bowl; refrigerate 20 minutes.
  4. Place cookie crumbs in bottom of 6 jars or dessert bowls.  Layer pudding and Sea Salt Caramel Sauce.  Top with whipped cream and a drizzle of Sea Salt Caramel Sauce.  Refrigerate at least 30 minutes or until ready to serve.
  5. Sea Salt Caramel Sauce: Combine brown sugar, corn syrup and butter in a 1-quart saucepan.  Stirring frequently, bring to a full boil over medium heat and boil 1 minute. Remove from heat; immediately stir in cream, sea salt and vanilla
  6. Recipe Tip:  Make caramel sauce ahead give it time to cool also, place cookies in a resealable freezer bag and crush with rolling pin or other heavy object.