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The Best Pumpkin Pudding Recipe – Easy and Silky

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The Best Pumpkin Pudding Recipe is an easy recipe you will enjoy throughout the holiday season. This easy recipe combines our favorite Fall spices with no baking required, resulting in creamy and silky pumpkin pie pudding with lots of delicious pumpkin flavor.

Pumpkin Pudding

The beauty of this pumpkin pudding is that you can make it not only during pumpkin season but all year round. This simple recipe has a rich pumpkin pie flavor with a luscious mouthfeel. It is also an easy Fall Dessert you can make in under ten minutes! If you are a pumpkin lover, you will also love our Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cheesecake and Easy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie with Maple, Cinnamon, and Molasses.

I made this pumpkin recipe several times. The first time, I used 8 ounces of milk and 4 ounces of whipping cream, and although it was good, it didn’t have that creamy texture I was going for. I also tried it with heavy whipping cream without cornstarch, and it did not set up, although it was addictingly delicious. Lastly, I settled on only whipping cream with cornstarch, and the texture was perfect. Some cooks also whisk in two tablespoons of butter after removing from heat but I didn’t feel this recipe required it. I hope you enjoy it! It’s very decadent and delicious.

What you’ll love about this recipe:


  • Gluten-Free and Vegetarian
  • Easy Pumpkin Pudding Recipe
  • Creamy Pumpkin Pie flavor without the pie crust
  • Delicious Fall Dessert and anytime you crave pumpkin!

Recipe Ingredients

You’ll need the following simple ingredients to make this amazing stovetop Pumpkin Spice Pudding

Ingredients for Pumpkin Pudding
  • Plain Pumpkin Puree (unsweetened)
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Whisked eggs
  • Granulated sugar
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground ginger
  • Salt
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Cornstarch

Ingredient Notes

  • We buy this organic Pumpkin Puree by the case. Plain Puree
  • Use real pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)

How To Make Homemade Pumpkin Pudding- Step by Step

Full instructions in printable recipe card below.

  1. Place all dry ingredients except the cornstarch in medium-size heavy pot and mix until combined.
  2. Hold back 2 ounces of whipping cream and whisk with cornstarch until smooth and no flecks of cornstarch.
  3. Mix all wet ingredients (whisked eggs, pumpkin, whipping cream, and vanilla) in a separate small bowl until blended.
  4. Pour pumpkin mixture into the pot with dry ingredients and srir until smooth.
  5. Turn heat to medium heat, stirring constantly so the pumpkin mixture doesn’t stick to the bottom.
  6. After the mixture comes to a boil, lower it to a simmer and whisk in the cornstarch and cream mixture. Simmer on low for 2 minutes or until the pumpkin mixture thickens, stirring constantly. Remove from heat
  7. Let pumpkin pie mixture cool for ten minutes, then ladle into individual cups—place in refrigerator for two hours. Cover with a plate or plastic wrap.
  8. Serve with whipped cream and your favorite toppings.


Tips

  • Be sure to stir constantly when making the pumpkin pudding. This is important for a smooth texture.

Storage

Store pumpkin pudding in airtight containers covered with plastic wrap.

Additions and Substitutions

  • Serve with chopped nuts or chocolate chips and your favorite whipped cream
  • If you are on a low-carb diet, you can substitute stevia for sugar
  • You can also layer this pumpkin dessert as a trifle or parfait

Frequently Asked Questions about Pumpkin Pudding

What’s the difference between Pumpkin Puree and Pumpkin Pie Filling?

Pumpkin puree is pure pumpkin only, and pumpkin pie filling contains sugar and spices.

Can you substitute pumpkin puree with canned pumpkin?

Pumpkin puree and canned pumpkin are the same thing!

Can you make Pumpkin Pudding with Pumpkin Pie filling?

If you use pumpkin pie filling to make pumpkin pudding, it will be too sweet.

Is Pumpkin Puree healthy?

Pumpkin is rich in carotenoids and vitamin A.

I hope you loved this Pumpkin Pudding Recipe. If you make it, leave a rating so I know you liked it!

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The Best Pumpkin Pudding Recipe is an easy recipe you will enjoy throughout the holiday season. This easy recipe comes with no baking required—creamy and silky pumpkin pie pudding with lots of delicious pumpkin flavor.

  • Author: Sherie Friedlander
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 Minutes
  • Total Time: 10 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 (15-ounce) can Pumpkin Puree
  • 12 ounces heavy cream
  • 2 whisked eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

Instructions

  1. Place all dry ingredients except the cornstarch in medium-size heavy pot and mix until combined.
  2. Hold back 2 ounces of whipping cream and whisk with cornstarch until smooth and no flecks of cornstarch.
  3. Mix all wet ingredients (whisked eggs, pumpkin, whipping cream, and vanilla) in a separate bowl until blended.
  4. Pour pumpkin mixture into the pot with dry ingredients and srir until smooth.
  5. Turn heat to medium heat, stirring constantly so the pumpkin mixture doesn’t stick to the bottom.
  6. After the mixture comes to a boil, lower it to a simmer and whisk in the cornstarch and cream mixture. Simmer on low for 2 minutes or until the pumpkin mixture thickens, stirring constantly. Remove from heat
  7. Let pumpkin pie mixture cool for ten minutes, then ladle into individual cups—place in refrigerator for two hours. Cover with a plate or plastic wrap.
  8. Serve with whipped cream and your favorite toppings.

Notes

Use real unsweetened pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling) 

For best results: Stir constantly for the 2 and 1/2 minutes the pumpkin mixture is being prepared. 

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