Spicy Pumpkin Pudding Recipe

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? 

Spicy Pumpkin Pudding Recipe

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? 

Right, 

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. 

Take a whisking bowl or your food processor bowl

Take 1 ¾ cup of your puree.
Add half a cup of sugar.
Or if you want something a bit more dark and smoldering, use some brown sugar or even honey or liquid palm sugar.

Add ½ teaspoon ground ginger and ¼ teaspoon of ground cloves – or just under a teaspoon of ready mixed pumpkin pie spice. 

Add 1 cup milk
Add ½ cup cream
Add 2 eggs

Whisk it all up, either by hand in a bowl or in your food processor. 

Divide the mix into about 8 ramekins, or similar size oven proof bowls, and bake in the oven at 350 ºF for about 35 minutes.  Your puddings shouldn't jiggle (shame), and a knife should come out clean when they are done.

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. 

An adventurous and exciting range of pumpkin pudding recipes for those who can't face serving pumpkin pie without the pie yet again!


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