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You can also make this in the microwave. Put it in a glass or rubber bowl and cook it for 5 minutes on high and 15 minutes on medium. Make sure the center looks done when you pull it out and it is the easiest recipe. I put all the ingredients in the blender to make it very smooth with no chunks. My 4 year old loves it as do I.
I've made this recipe for our family Christmas party three years in a row now. I've been "tapped" so that everyone expects and anticipates this dish. The only change I've made is using brown sugar rather than white sugar for a richer flavor.
This turned out very good even though I made some changes to the recipe. Since I didn't have evaporated milk, I used sweetened condensed milk and eliminated the sugar. I added water to equal the 12 ounce measurement of the evaporated milk since it was a small can of sweetened condensed milk that I used. I also FORGOT the butter and I didn't have pumpkin pie spice. For the pumpkin pie spice, I used the following spices that are the equivalent to 2 1/2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice: 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon plus 3/4 of a teaspoon of ground ginger plus 1/4 plus 1/8 teaspoon of ground allspice and 1/4 plus 1/8 teaspoon of ground nutmeg. This substitution is courtesy of Chet Day at chetday.com who also has crockpot recipes. I was concerned that making it this way, it wouldn't be sweet enough; but the sweetened condensed provided enough sugar. Yummy!
Really delicious! My family enjoyed having a pumpkin dessert in May! I sprinkled some chopped pecans on top for a crunch...they were a perfect addition.
I've made this many times over the past several years. A *big* hit and in high demand. Tastes just like pumpkin pie filling w/o the pesky crust making. Not sure how anyone can call it 'bland' though. Check your spices.
First, for those who say it is bland, check your spices. They deteriorate pretty fast and should be replaced about every six months. Second, a warning: A member had a problem with this being too salty when she used a Bisquick clone. I also needed a clone, and when using Zaar's measurement changer I discovered it is not completely reliable, often giving an amount that is several times larger than what you should be using. Be extra careful when reducing the total number of servings for any recipe!
Anyway, I love pumpkin pie but can't make a decent crust to save my life and thought this recipe sounded like a very interesting substitute. Because of personal taste I added 1/2t salt and 2T molasses (or substitute dark brown sugar); using butter in the Bisquick clone instead of shortening or oil (1/2C flour, 1T powdered milk (optional), 1/2t salt, 1t baking powder, 1T butter); adding a little more spice including 1/4t clove, which I like in pie. I put a paper towel under the cooker lid to prevent water dripping into the pudding,
I've madethis several times and it's always a hit. Raves all around and many recipe requests. It's lovely with vanilla ice cream, which melts into the warm pudding. Thank you so much, DebM, for this fantastic alternative to the same old pie!!
I made this for our family reunion today and we didn't like it at all. I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out bland with a slightly odd taste. I must admit though, I was expecting it to taste like pumpkin pie, this wasn't close to the taste. I think maybe I need to add some more sugar and definitely more spices.
This is a great recipe. My family loves pie spice so we almost double the spices in any pumpkin pie. No exception here. It did not take the full time to cook in my crock pot...maybe 4 hours or just over. A great alternative to a crusty pumpkin pie. Lighter on the waist and I used gluten free Bisquick since we cannot have gluten here. I'm making it for a second time tonight!
The taste was amazing and I'd be willing to make it again just to get that wonderful smell back as it cooked. I couldn't quite get the consistancy right though, I've cooked it a couple times and it comes out like a pumpkin pie instead of pudding.
texture is icky, flavor is marginal. i do not recommend this recipe at all.