Go Back
+ servings

Pumpkin Pudding

close up shot of a cup of Pumpkin Pudding topped with whipped cream and cinnamon
Make this creamy pumpkin pudding dessert a staple of the season with its tasty pumpkin and spice flavors.
Prep Time 10 mins
Chill Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 225 kcal


  • 15 ounces pumpkin puree
  • 12 ounces evaporated milk
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice plus ½ teaspoon for garnish
  • 6.8 ounces instant vanilla pudding mix
  • whipped topping optional garnish


  • Using a medium-sized mixing bowl and a handheld mixer on low, beat together the pumpkin puree, evaporated milk and pumpkin spice until well combined.
  • Sprinkle the 2 packages of instant pudding over the pumpkin mixture and continue mixing on low until the ingredients are completely incorporated.
  • Evenly divide ½ cup of the pudding into 6 dessert cups. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Uncover the dessert cups, spoon 2 to 3 tablespoons of whipped topping on top of the pudding cups and evenly sprinkle a light dusting of the reserved pumpkin spice over the whipped topping. Serve immediately.


PRO TIP: Make sure you buy pure pumpkin purée and not canned pumpkin pie filling at the grocery store.
PRO TIP: You can make this spiced pumpkin pudding recipe the night before and let it chill in the fridge until you are ready to serve it.
PRO TIP: This dessert can easily be doubled if you are serving it at a potluck meal. Serve it in a large bowl that will allow everyone to scoop the quantity they prefer. Or you can bring along individual plastic cups so everyone has their own serving.
PRO TIP: If you want a larger serving per person, you will get three 1 cup servings per batch of this pudding.
PRO TIP: You can serve the pudding in a medium-sized serving bowl instead of the individual dessert cups. Top with the whipped topping and a little bit of the pumpkin spice.


Sodium: 268mgCalcium: 173mgVitamin C: 4mgVitamin A: 11167IUSugar: 34gFiber: 2gPotassium: 329mgCholesterol: 16mgCalories: 225kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 3gFat: 5gProtein: 5gCarbohydrates: 42gIron: 1mg