At our house, in the fall, we really enjoy eating pumpkin pudding. It's a little like eating a really creamy pumpkin pie without the crust. I believe the recipe is from Libby and was featured in the paper years back. It is so easy to make and enjoy. You can use pumpkin that you bake or a can of pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling). We used the pie pumpkin that we baked a week ago to make up a batch of this after we made the Pumpkin Streusel Muffins.
1 small instant vanilla pudding
1 1/2 c milk (you can use evaporated milk for creamier/richer pudding)
1 3/4 c pumpkin
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Mix. Chill. Serve.
It really is that easy.
It is very delicious. I understand in fact that Jello has a seasonal Pumpkin Pudding offering. It is probably pretty tasty, but I would have to wonder if it includes all the benefits of pumpkin - beta carotene and other vitamins. My guess is it just pumpkin flavor.
For other Pumpkin recipes, check out the recipe swap at Life as Mom. You can find other great recipes at the Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap and at Mmmm Wednesday at Mommies with Cents.