Pumpkin Pie Pudding

October 4, 2012

I’ve been buying the big cans of pumpkin. They ‘re more economical and since I’m frugal at heart I can’t quite bring myself to buy the smaller cans. Which means, I always have leftover pumpkin puree hanging out in my fridge. I suppose if I let the pumpkin linger in the fridge, until it inevitably needed to be tossed, there wouldn’t be much of a savings would there.? But, so far, leftovers have had a pretty short lifespan. Partly in thanks to my current favorite breakfast, Spiced Pumpkin Oatmeal. And Pumpkin Pie Pudding….

This pumpkin pie pudding is a departure from some of the more traditional pumpkin desserts. It’s simple to whip up, super creamy and very pumpkin-y. It’s also refined sugar-free since it’s sweetened with agave. Feel free to replace the agave with brown sugar should you prefer that.

I poured the pudding into small mason jars and, after chilling, dusted them with a bit of cocoa. I’m thinking these would also be great with some crumbled gingersnaps on top…or chocolate shavings. Yum!

 

Pumpkin Pie Pudding
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Author: Becky Bakes
Serves: 4-6
An easy, creamy, pumpkin-y treat.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup agave
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin-pie spice
Instructions
  1. Whisk milk, agave, and cornstarch in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Boil 3 minutes, whisking constantly.
  2. Beat eggs with a whisk in a large bowl.
  3. Gradually add half the hot milk mixture to the beaten eggs.
  4. Return milk-egg mixture to pan.
  5. Cook over medium heat 2 minutes, or until thick, whisking constantly. Remove from heat; stir in pumpkin, salt, and pumpkin-pie spice and vanilla.
  6. Spoon evenly into custard cups or small jars.
  7. Let cool, and chill for about 30 minutes, or until pudding is set.

adapted from Health

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chicago foodie girl October 19, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Oh, wow. This looks amazing! My motto for the fall is that if there’s a pumpkin option, I must try it! :-)

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