It’s fall and this Homemade Pumpkin Pudding will make for a perfect dessert. Pudding is great all by itself, with a dollop of whipped cream, or even additions to desserts. It’s difficult to find boxed pumpkin pudding and this homemade recipe is so much better than store bought.
Homemade Pumpkin Pudding
When I was growing up, we quite often had pudding for after dinner dessert. Pudding is inexpensive and also light and not overly filling. I will quite often make a few batches of our Homemade Chocolate Pudding for our desserts and even for school lunches. Homemade pudding does not take much effort and always comes out so creamy. YUM!
Since it is fall and it’s time for all the fun pumpkin inspired desserts, I decided to make some homemade pumpkin pudding to include in a few of my recipes. I decided to make a small batch to see if all the flavors and consistency were going to work in my other desserts. The pumpkin pudding was so delicious that I decided to serve it up for evening dessert last night. The hubby and I thought it was perfect. He thinks it is a great replacement for pumpkin pie when there is no time to bake. I am going to make a few additional batches to use in my recipes because I know it will add such great pumpkin flavor.
I keep my pantry stocked with pumpkin during the fall months. I know we will always be making something pumpkin, ha ha. You will find that you most likely have all the other ingredients needed for this recipe right in your kitchen cabinets. The recipe comes together quite quickly and you get a nice arm workout from whisking, lol.
2 tbsp Cornstarch
6 tbsp Sugar
1 3/4 cup Milk
1/2 cup Pumpkin Puree
1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
Whisk together egg and milk in a bowl. Set aside.
Whisk together sugar and cornstarch in a medium pan over medium heat.
Slowly add milk egg mixture to pan, stirring constantly.
Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat.
Combine remaining ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
Gradually add pumpkin mixture to pan, whisking constantly until blended.
Return pan to low heat and cook for 3-4 minutes until heated throughout, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat, transfer to serving dishes and refrigerate to chill.
Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or whipped topping.
Do you have a favorite recipe that calls for pudding? If so, consider putting a pumpkin twist on your recipe with this pumpkin pudding.
Looking for other pumpkin recipe ideas? Be sure to see these other recipes that I have shared…