Homemade pumpkin pie pudding topped off with sweetened whipped cream and a layer of caramel sauce.

Homemade pumpkin pie pudding with whipped cream and caramel sauce recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I attempted to trick the Mr about a new Christmas tree this weekend. You see… I’ve talked about it in the past anyway so it really wasn’t that far fetched. We have a tall tree but we bought it before buying our house and realizing we’d have even higher ceilings. So, sometimes I dream about having a really big tree…9′ or more. I’m mostly dreaming because why would I buy a new tree when I have a perfectly good one? It was still fun to trick him. And I had him mostly fooled until I mentioned getting all pink and purple ornaments because the girls begged me. One step too far in the joke. Oh well! It was fun while it lasted though.

When do you finally start decorating for the holidays? I know Thanksgiving comes first and I’m all for waiting until after that, because I think it’s rotten that Thanksgiving gets skipped over by 99% of retailers, but I’m still looking forward to it. I’ll also be super excited to de-Christmas the house come January. One month is more than enough.

I’ll admit I’ve already been in search of the perfect wreath. But that seems more okay than a tree and lights this early, right? ;)

Forget all decorations and wreaths for a second…

Homemade pumpkin pie pudding with whipped cream and caramel sauce. Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Grab a can of pumpkin and make this pumpkin pie pudding because serious OMG it tastes like pie. I’m not kidding. I even wrote that on my recipe notes. I was happily blown away by the flavor. It’s incredible.

Big bonus – not a box mix in sight! I like to think that means it’s from scratch even though cans and store bought dairy items are used, because let’s be real… I don’t have a dairy cow in the backyard and I’ve never made a single pumpkin item from a real pumpkin. So … modern from scratch it is.

You need this pumpkin pie pudding in your life asap. It’s a perfect Fall dessert and would be a fantastic addition to your Thanksgiving menu! Top it off with homemade sweetened whipped cream and a layer of caramel sauce for the ultimate pumpkin pie pudding treat!

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Pumpkin Pie Pudding

Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
Yield: 4
Homemade pumpkin pie pudding topped off with sweetened whipped cream and a layer of caramel sauce.



  • 1/2 C light brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 C cornstarch
  • 2 C whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 C pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Whipped cream:

  • 1 C heavy cream
  • 1/4 C powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Caramel sauce


  • In a medium saucepan combine sugar, cornstarch and salt. Whisk in milk and vanilla, followed by egg. Whisk until fully combined. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until large bubbles form in the center of the pan. Reduce heat to low, cook 1 minute more. Remove from heat.
  • Pour through a mesh strainer into a medium bowl. Use a spoon or rubber spatula to press mixture through strainer.
  • Whisk together with pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice.
  • Divide among serving dishes and enjoy immediately. Alternately press plastic wrap into the surface of the pudding, chill for several hours before serving.
  • To make whipped cream, combine heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl. Beating until stiff peaks form. Use immediately or chill. Can be made up to a day in advance.
  • If serving chilled, top off with homemade whipped cream, using a spoon to level off before adding a layer of caramel sauce.


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keywords: Pumpkin

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