So what are you expecting from a pumpkin pudding recipe? Something to treat yourself on a cold winter's night of indulgence by the fire? Or a dramatic, impressive, something to impress your guests, but it mustn't be too complicated because I just don't have the energy?
Let's face it most recipes are just pumpkin pie filling in a bowl. Not exactly inspired hey? How many times can you re-invent pumpkin puree with cinnamon and ginger? And many are just mixed with a packet mousse or whip. Not exactly healthy either. They certainly don't inspire me.
I mean, if you're going to eat sweetened puree, you want it to be a bit special don't you?
Well, I do. Otherwise, what's the point?
But, sweet, spicy pumpkin puree is yummy, easy to make, and has a much lower guilt quotient than a lot of desserts I know.
So OK, let's do the easy but real, healthy, creamy and totally satisfying pumpkin pudding recipe first, and then we'll get a bit more adventurous. OK?
If you're in the USA you have it super, extra, jealous making easy.
Get a 15 ounce can of pumpkin puree. If you're elsewhere, hopefully you have had the foresight to cook up some pumpkin for something else, and have some handy pumpkin puree in your fridge or freezer. If you have to start from scratch, never mind, you can find out a quick way to do it here. Make sure the pumpkin is not watery, if it is, just heat it up in a saucepan for a few minutes to dry it out a bit, or you will get slightly watery puddings.
This pumpkin pudding is great curled up on a wild winter's night with yoghurt, sour cream, vanilla ice cream, and a warm furry companion.
So where are all those more exciting recipes I promised you for pumpkin pudding? There are lots if you click on the next link.