Homemade pumpkin pie pudding combine all your favorite sweet and warm flavors of pumpkin pie with the fun experience of enjoying individual pudding cups!
Do you love pumpkin pie as much as I do?! Then you must absolutely try these other pumpkin pie recipes: Healthy Pumpkin Pie Recipe, Pumpkin Pie from Fresh Pumpkin, and a really fun twist: Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with a Whipped Cinnamon Filling.
Easy Pumpkin Pie Pudding
Sometimes you want the experience of pumpkin pie, minus the process of baking a whole pie! Or is it just me? I love the sweet and spicy flavors that make up pumpkin pie, so making renditions of the dessert that are a little different is serious fun for me.
These pudding cups will remind you of the ones you ate in packed lunches as a kid, but with a little more flair thanks to pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and cute little mason jars to store and serve them in. I think they're absolutely adorable, and not to mention, SO yummy. My kids love them and I love them, so it's a win all the way around.
If you need a festive fall dessert for a gathering (especially if you're in charge of bringing the dessert elsewhere), this is SUCH a great option! It travels well and comes together quickly and easily -- which you know I love, and I know you love. Or just make a batch and keep them in your fridge for an after-school or supper treat!
How long is homemade pudding good for?
So because you're storing these in sealed jars when the pudding is still hot, they'll keep for a good while! I'd recommend enjoying them within two weeks, and store the jars in your refrigerator until you're ready to serve them.
What is pumpkin pie pudding made of?
This recipe is so easy and only requires a few ingredients: brown sugar, cornstarch, milk, eggs, canned pumpkin, salt, and pumpkin pie spice.
Do you need instant pudding to make pumpkin pie pudding?
No, in fact it's just as easy to make pudding from scratch as it is to use an instant pudding mix! The trick is to continually stir the mixture as it cooks so it thickens without burning.
How do you make pudding thicker?
As you cook the pudding ingredients, stir it constantly over medium heat for about 3 minutes. If it doesn't reach your desired thickness, continue cooking for about another minute. It'll also thicken some when you mix in the pumpkin puree.
You can pour the hot pudding into 1 cup mason jars and make individual pudding cups. Just add a lid and store the in the fridge! They are easy for kids to grab and to pack for lunches.
Homemade pumpkin pie pudding cups combine all your favorite sweet and warm flavors of pumpkin pie with the fun experience of enjoying individual pudding cups!
- ⅔ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- 2 cups cold 2% or whole milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- In a medium to large sauce pan, add the brown sugar and cornstarch. Whisk to combine. Slowly whisk in the cold milk to combine, until the mixture is smooth and no lumps are left.
- In a small bowl, beat the eggs.
- Place the pan over medium heat, and cook until the mixture thickens, stirring constantly. Let it bubble and cook for 1 minute.
- Scoop up about a half of a cup of the hot liquid, and slowly whisk it into your eggs. As soon as you have done that, slowly mix the egg mixture into the hot liquid in the pan.
- Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture has thickened, about 3 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the heat, and stir in the pumpkin, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. Place the hot pudding into individual jars (I used 8-ounce wide mouth jars) OR place in a large serving dish or bowl, cover, and refrigerate. Eat when the pudding has cooled.
- This is really tasty with some real whipped cream on top if you have it!
- It's also delicious with gingersnaps crumbled on top.
- Prep Time: 5 min
- Cook Time: 10 min
- Category: dessert
- Method: stove top, no bake
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: pumpkin pie, pumpkin dessert, pudding, homemade pudding
Other pumpkin dessert recipes:
- Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with a Whipped Cinnamon Filling
- Spice Cake Mix Pumpkin Cookies
- The BEST Pumpkin Bread
- Healthy Pumpkin Pie Recipe
- One Bowl Pumpkin Spice Muffins
- Simple Pumpkin Donut Holes
- Extra Thick Pumpkin Cake
- Pumpkin Sheet Cake with Caramel Frosting
- Pumpkin Cupcakes with Whipped Cinnamon Icing
- Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Sprinkles
This post was originally published in 2014, but has been updated and rephotographed in September 2019.
Homemade pumpkin pie pudding cups are a creative and delicious way to enjoy the flavors of pumpkin pie in individual mason jars, and they're perfect with hand-whipped cream and crumbled gingersnaps on top!