Which is the lamest kind of poet you could ever aspire to be.
But this isn’t about me. It’s about pumpkin pie pudding, which is exactly what it sounds like, pudding that tastes like pumpkin pie. No surprises here. Except how easy this is to make.
Can you stir? Good. You have all the skills you’re gonna need to make this then. And it’s a good one too. You’re gonna want to make this for friends. Don’t tell them it’s really easy. Lie to your friends.
I’m just kidding. Don’t lie to your friends. That’s not friendly.
1 large box vanilla pudding mix (and any additional ingredients needed, like 3 cups milk)
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2-3 cups whipped cream (fresh or cool whip, whatever)
2 cups ground up ginger snap cookies
First make the pudding. Follow the box directions. After cooking, whisk in the pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice until well combined. Refrigerate until cold.
While you wait for the pudding to cool off, you can make the whipped cream (or use store bought, either way) and grind up the ginger snap cookies. The fastest way to grind up the cookies is in a food processor. A good blender would probably work pretty well too.
Once the pudding is cold, layer everything into cups. Put ground ginger snap cookies first, then pudding, then more cookies, more pudding, then the whipped cream on top. You can garnish with a cinnamon stick if you’re really fancy.
You can make the pudding a day or two ahead of time and assemble before serving if you’re making these for friends. Or eat them all yourself over the course of two or three days. I won’t judge. Live your life. xo. Emma
Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.