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Easy Pumpkin Pudding (Ready in 5 Minutes!)

This Pumpkin Pudding recipe is the perfect way to celebrate fall! It is easy to prepare, super creamy, and full of all your favorite fall spices. It only takes blending a few pantry ingredients together to make a spectacular autumn treat! What isn’t to love about this recipe for pumpkin pudding?

Four jars of pumpkin pudding, one jar has been eaten already.

Creating This Pumpkin Pudding Recipe

This recipe for pumpkin spice pudding was originally written by a past contributor about 5 years ago. I was looking for a fun and quick recipe to make for the kids for tonight. I decided that this one looked like something they’d all like.

It would be a special treat for them, and a good fall treat since today was actually pretty cool and kind of dreary out. And, most importantly, it wouldn’t take a lot of time for me to prepare.

We have a bunch of these adorable Weck Jars. The kids often use them as juice glasses when they want orange juice or a small smoothie with breakfast.

They are also the perfect shape and size for individual pudding servings! After I made the pumpkin pie pudding, I put it all in cute little Weck Jars. These individual pumpkin pudding jars were too cute to not snap a few new photos of to share.

Four jars of pumpkin pudding, with one jar empty. A bowl of pudding rests in the background.

And since it has been about 5 years since this recipe was published, I thought why not give it a quick update and bring it back to the surface?

I told myself I wouldn’t post any pumpkin recipes until October. But, it is the weekend and it is almost October. And you might want something dessert-y to make over the weekend.

I figured we could celebrate all things pumpkin a few days early and it wouldn’t hurt anyone!

Pumpkin Pudding Ingredients

This recipe is so easy that any of our kids could make it themselves. It is so much easier than making a pan of Homemade Brownies. And it definitely makes less mess than baking cookies!

You’ll need 4 simple ingredients to make this pumpkin pudding recipe. I bet you have most of them already. I only had to buy the pudding mix.

  1. Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix
  2. Evaporated Milk
  3. Pumpkin Puree
  4. Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend

For the complete ingredient list and detailed instructions, scroll to the bottom of this post for the FREE printable recipe card.

How to Make Pumpkin Pudding

This pumpkin pudding recipe is the perfect dessert for kids to help make because it is such an easy recipe! It only takes a few minutes to make. Here’s how:

  1. Add the instant vanilla pudding mix, evaporated milk, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie spice blend to the jar of your blender.
  2. Blend the pudding mixture until mixed!
  3. Divide the pumpkin mixture between serving dishes.

Tip: The Blendtec Blender is my absolute favorite blender. We use it almost every day for all sorts of recipes, including this Easy Pumpkin Pudding.

The above is simply a quick summary of this recipe. Check out the full recipe in the free printable recipe card at the bottom of this post for all the detailed instructions.

Tips for Making this Creamy Pumpkin Pudding

As I’ve said already, this pumpkin pudding recipe couldn’t be simpler, but there are a couple of tips to note:

Use Pure Pumpkin Puree, Not Canned Pumpkin Pie Filling.

Real pumpkin puree doesn’t have any other ingredients added, so make sure you check the label on your canned pumpkin. You can also make homemade pumpkin puree during pumpkin season and freeze it in ice cube trays to keep it on hand for making this easy dessert.

Do I Have to Use a Blender?

No, definitely not! You can make the recipe in a mixing bowl with a wire whisk like the instant pudding box instructions tell you to.

That might be a good idea if you don’t trust your kids to operate a blender without some sort of pudding explosion happening all over the kitchen (that has definitely happened before in my kitchen!).

This Easy Pumpkin Pudding is the perfect way to welcome October and the fall season. I am definitely glad to see a few cooler fall days in our forecast!

Four jars, three of which are filled with pumpkin spice pudding and garnished with whipped cream. The fourth jar has been eaten.

How to Serve Pumpkin Pudding

Parfait glasses, small jars, or dessert cups are the perfect individual serving containers for this delicious dessert!

After I divided the creamy pudding between individual serving containers. I add a dollop of whipped cream on top of the pudding. Then, add a sprinkle of the pumpkin pie spice on top of the whipped cream

You could also top the whipped cream with some chocolate curls. But these extra steps definitely aren’t necessary.

How to Store Pumpkin Pudding

Store the pumpkin spice pudding in the refrigerator in an airtight container until you are ready to serve it. It is best served chilled and will last up to 5 days.

Desserts Using This Pumpkin Pudding

This pumpkin pudding is great as a base for making fun parfaits. Here are a few different pumpkin pudding desserts to get your creative juices flowing!

Four jars, three of which are filled with pumpkin spice pudding and garnished with whipped cream. The fourth jar has been eaten. Two spoons rest in the foreground.

Try this Pumpkin Pudding Recipe!

Next time you’re looking for easy dessert dishes to make, give this Pumpkin Pudding a try!

Did you think it was the perfect easy recipe for a pumpkin lover? Leave a comment below and give it a review for others to see what you thought of this great recipe.

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photo of pumpkin pudding in jars with whipped cream

Easy Pumpkin Pudding

Yield: 2.5-3 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Pumpkin Pudding recipe is the perfect way to celebrate fall! It is easy to prepare, super creamy, and full of all your favorite fall spices. It only takes blending a few pantry ingredients together to make a spectacular autumn treat! What isn’t to love about this recipe?


  • 1 (15 ounces) can pumpkin purée
  • 1 (12 ounces) can low fat evaporated milk
  • 1 large box (5.1 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


  1. Add the pumpkin purée, evaporated milk, instant vanilla pudding mix, and pumpkin pie spice to the blender jar of your blender.
  2. Place the lid securely on the blender jar. Then, blend the ingredients until the mixture is fully incorporated and thick.
  3. Transfer the pudding to individual sized serving bowls. If desired, place a dollop of whipped cream on top of each serving and then sprinkle with a little extra pumpkin pie spice. This makes for a nice presentation!
  4. Store in the fridge until ready to eat.


Pudding can also be prepared by combining all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl and beating with a wire whisk according to package instructions.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 84Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 2mgSodium 246mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 1gSugar 17gProtein 1g offers recipe nutritional information as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although makes every effort to provide accurate information, these figures are only estimates.

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Lisa Barber

Friday 19th of November 2021

Can you use a can of pumpkin rather than pumpkin purée?


Friday 19th of November 2021

As long as it is canned pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling. Pumpkin Pie Filling has extra ingredients added. Regular canned pumpkin is just pure pumpkin puree.


Thursday 8th of November 2018

OMG, This looks amazing I am a big fan of pumpkin spice and everything nice and this is definitely the season for that. I am recently going to make some pumpkin cupcakes from different two food Bloggers( Preppykitchen and Beyond Frosting) and combine them together. I am a huge fan of filled cupcakes do you think this would taste good in a pumpkin spice cupcake?


Thursday 8th of November 2018

That sounds AWESOME to me! Please let me know if you try it and what you think. YUMMMMM!


Friday 18th of October 2013

So my husbands not the only one that hates everything pumpkin?


Thursday 17th of October 2013

Hello. A friend of mine told me about your blog on Facebook. I now have two favorites. Keep up the great work. Denise


Wednesday 16th of October 2013

Just made the pumpkin pudding...LOVE IT! So easy and so yummy!! Thank you for this great addition to my fall desserts!

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