04/17/2012 10:21 am ET Updated Aug 31, 2012

7 Creative Puddings

There's something about pudding that's so... evocative. The one word -- pudding -- can bring back memories of school lunches, of elegant dinner parties, of restaurants and meals both humble and grand. Here, we capture the best of the word in seven different preparations: hot and cold, purist and creative. You're one spoonful away from a memory... and a fantastic dessert.

• See our list of 10 Desserts with 5 Ingredients or Less for more easy dessert options.
• Getting nostalgic? Check out our entries for Your Best Brown Bag Lunch.
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7 Creative Puddings