"Hey, my mom used to make junk like this, I think it was Grape Nut Pudding."
Sure, it's an acquired taste. Much like coffee flavoured gelatin. In fact, if you haven't spent a significant amount of time eating in New England diners (or my mother-in-law's kitchen) you probably will take a taste of this (if you can be so coerced) and think the cook has lost his/her mind.
I didn't bother to photograph it as there isn't much that can be done with a brown blob of mush with raisins. It looks like cooked grape nuts with raisins. But oh man, is it ever delicious. Seriously. The Salem Diner's got nothin' on this casserole dish full of cereal goodness (though their egg sandwiches alone are worth a trip to Massachusetts). I really should have made the coffee gelatin to go with it.
You Will Need:
1 tablespoon melted butter
½ cup sugar
2 eggs, separated
1 ½ cups milk
½ cup raisins
¾ cup grape nuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a casserole dish. Combine margarine, sugar, egg yolks, milk, raisins and grape nuts. Pour into a casserole dish and bake 40-45 minutes or until it has browned. Beat the egg whites until they form soft peaks. Remove casserole from oven and stir-in vanilla. Fold in the egg whites quickly and then let cool.
Serve with whipped cream (or coffee gelatin if you have it).