Perfect for fall! These creamy, spiced pumpkin pie pudding cups taste like pumpkin pie without turning on the oven. They taste great with a scoop of whipped cream and some crunchy crushed graham crackers.
ttspgingerFeel free to reduce to 1/2 tsp if you don't like spice.
In a medium-sized saucepan off the heat, add your maple syrup and cornstarch to a pan. Whisk. It may look clumpy right now and that's okay.
Turn on the pan to medium heat and whisk a few times until the clumps disintegrate. This should happen pretty quickly once the syrup heats up!
Add your pumpkin, ginger, cinnamon, and salt to the pan. Whisk until it is incorporated and you can see a little steam. You just want to heat up the mix a bit at this point. It should only take a few minutes.
Whisk in the milk. The mixture will look really wet at this time and you may feel like it won't come together. It will; don't worry!
Run a spatula along the inside edge of the pan to make sure you don't get big clumps of pudding. Do this occasionally throughout the process.
Let the pudding mix heat up. Whisk occasionally. It will start to thicken up gradually.
I recommend tasting the pudding at this time. If you like desserts a little sweeter, consider adding another tablespoon of maple syrup. The flavors will mellow and come together as it rests, too.
Once you have big thick bubbles, remove the pudding from the heat. Stir in the heavy cream, butter, and vanilla. Whisk smooth and pour into your containers.
Allow the pudding cups to chill for 2 hours or so. They're great warm, but I like a cold pudding!
Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of crushed graham crackers or maple granola.
Feel free to substitute granulated sugar or brown sugar for the maple syrup.I have not tried making this with non-dairy milk. Feel free to substitute the cinnamon and ginger with 2 tsp of Pumpkin Pie Spice if you have it on hand! You can also add a dash of nutmeg if you want more of that flavor. We like it with just cinnamon and ginger.
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