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Spicy Pumpkin Pudding
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Spicy Pumpkin Pudding

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1/2 for recipe, 1/2 for topping
  • 1 package instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper powder
  • Nuts and/or granola, pumpkin pie spice and/or cayenne pepper for garnish


For the pudding

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the milk, half of the heavy whipping cream (1/2 cup), vanilla pudding mix, pumpkin pie spice, and cayenne pepper. Whisk the ingredients until they thicken.
  • Add the canned pumpkin and stir to fully combine.

For the whipped cream

  • Place 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream in a mixing bowl and whisk it vigorously until the cream thickens and peaks form in the cream.

Garnish and serve

  • Serve immediately or for best flavor, chill the pudding for 1 hour then serve.
  • Separate the pudding into glass dessert cups. Top each cup with the whipped cream and sprinkle extra pumpkin pie spice and/or cayenne pepper. Top the whipped cream with granola and nuts.