Pumpkin “Pudding”

We have these things in our pantry… odds and ends that need to be put into something.  Like the can of La Lechera purchased at the Mexican market just so it wouldn’t look odd that I’d gone inside, stared at the walls to see the fancy paint finish, then walked out.   And the can of pumpkin left from the holidays, always the promise that I’ll eat more of it, and not just in November and December.

Then I had a little peach juice in the fridge… just a smidge.  That seemed like a good de-thickening agent.

And so I put together a replacement for my Bible-Study-Bread-Pudding.  Since I’ve gone “grain free”, I’ve had fun with new ideas and wonderful new foods.

Here’s what I put into my “Pumpkin Pudding”.

1 Can of Pumpkin

1 Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk (that’s the La Lechera)

Sour Cream – probably about a cup

A little salt

Peach Juice – probably 1/3 cup

2 eggs – because all recipes seem to call for about 2 eggs


I baked it at 350 for 40 minutes in a casserole dish.  It was a cross between a cheesecake and a custard, and an absolute delight to the taste buds.


Post Script.  The following week I decided to try a buttermilk custard with these ladies.  (Honestly… I don’t miss most of the grains, but I do miss my bread pudding!)  When I went for the dash of vanilla, a clear liquid came out of the bottle.  Ahhh.. lemon extract.  This mixture was sure to be heavenly.  Not so.  Quite tasty… horrific texture.  They were nice about it, but it seemed like chewing on old gum to me!  Not always so lucky with my concoctions!


4 Responses to “Pumpkin “Pudding””

  1. Kim says:

    You are so adventurous with the recipes!! I have enough of a time trying to get things to turn out right when I use a recipe. The pumpkin pudding sounds delish!

  2. Sandy says:

    Ha ha! I do have fun. Sometimes I get lucky, and sometimes it’s just chaos in the kitchen!

  3. Cheryl says:

    I was thinking the same thing…an adventurous spirit! And I’m so impressed you try it out on guests. You are one neat person.:)

  4. Sandy says:

    Well, my dearest friends are happy to take part in my experiments! And if all goes wrong, there’s always plenty of good coffee. =)

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