Crustless Pumpkin Pudding Pie in a Jar

October 27, 2011 at 4:22 pm 24 comments

Are you sick of pumpkin yet? I’m not ๐Ÿ™‚ I am still thoroughly enjoying my fair share so I am hopeful you haven’t given up on eating winter squash this season!

While I intended to make a more traditional pumpkin pie (with crust) this Fall, when my craving hit I opted for a quicker version. Quick usually means sans the crust…but it is still every bit as delicious! For me, the filling is the star anyway. Warm spices, pumpkin puree and naturally sweetened, this dessert (or breakfast or snack) is healthy AND satisfying.

I am fond of baking in individual jars, as seen from my greek yogurt cheesecake recipe! These puddings would make a great dessert for a party or a crowd so you don’t have to cut and serve portions…which also saves time and a few less dishes to clean ๐Ÿ™‚

If you aren’t a fan of crust on pie, this recipe is for you! However, if you prefer a well baked crust, this recipe would be delicious with crumbled crust or crushed cookies (gingersnap or graham crackers would rock!) for garnish and serving. For some crunch, try adding your favorite granola for texture.

Crustless Pumpkin Pudding Pie in a Jarย 


2 cups of cooked pumpkin or winter squash puree (or 1 15oz can)
1/2 cup non-dairy milk OR for a different flavor use 1/4 cup orange juice or carrot juice AND 1/4 cup milk
1 egg (or you might be able to use an egg replacer but I haven’t tried this)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup sweetener (I used 3 Tbsp coconut sugar + 1 Tbsp honey) or increase up to 1/3 cup for sweeter*
1/4 cup gluten-free flour of choice (I used oat flour)
2 tsp ground cinnamon (more or less to taste)
1 tsp ground ginger (more or less to taste)
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp cloves
pinch of nutmeg and allspice

1 tsp of coconut oil or butter for oiling jars

Optional for serving
coconut butter
whipped cream (dairy or non-dairy)
toasted pepitas and chopped pecans (or almonds or walnuts)
crushed gingersnaps, graham crackers or cookies


1. Preheat oven to 350F . Grease four 1/2 pint glass jars (or one large loaf pan) with coconut oil or butter and set aside.
2. In a blender or using a hand mixer, combine all wet ingredients (pumpkin through sweetener) and mix to combine well. Add remaining ingredients (flour through spices) and blend again until well incorporated.
3. Divide batter amongst the four jars (or pour into one large loaf pan) and bake for 37-40 minutes or until the top is lightly browned and starts to crack. Remove from oven, let cool slightly and top with coconut butter and/or whipped cream and toasted nuts and seeds and enjoy OR let cool and refrigerate then garnish and enjoy!

Can be served warm, at room temperature or chilled.

*If you use all liquid sweetener like honey, agave or maple syrup, reduce the milk by 1 Tbsp and bake at 325F.

A yummy bite of pumpkin pudding!

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  • 1. primallykosher  |  October 27, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Have you tried coconut milk for milk part of thisthis? This looks pretty good.

    • 2. naturalnoshing  |  October 27, 2011 at 5:00 pm

      I actually used coconut milk in this! It works very well and gives it a nice richness ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 3. Annie @ Naturally Sweet Recipes  |  October 28, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Yummy! That looks delicious! And your pictures are beautiful!

    • 4. naturalnoshing  |  October 28, 2011 at 10:04 am

      Thanks Annie! Your photos are gorgeous too – I just made kabocha squash soup this week but I’m thinking your cinnamon-butternut version is next on my list! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 5. Cara  |  October 28, 2011 at 9:19 am

    This sounds so good, Nora! (minus the pecans, I’m allergic–which is truly a shame…) I love the idea of baking it in the jar but if I were to do it, I would *have to* make crust on the side. I’m a sucker for crust! It’s my demise… ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 6. naturalnoshing  |  October 28, 2011 at 10:17 am

      You could definitely add a crust to the bottom if you wish! Sad you can’t have pecans – BUT I bet roasted or candied walnuts or almonds would be fabulous instead!

  • 7. stacielk  |  October 28, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    This sounds great! Love pumpkin things this time of year!

    • 8. naturalnoshing  |  October 29, 2011 at 9:50 am

      Me too Stacie! ๐Ÿ™‚ I could eat pumpkin year-round though!

  • 9. Sonia The Healthy Foodie  |  October 30, 2011 at 5:13 am

    You mean you cook those directly in the Mason jars? I would never have thought of cooking anything in a mason jar. That is a brilliant idea! I love it. And that recipe looks fabulous. I haven’t had anything pumpkin in far too long now, I am way overdue. I think this one will be going on my list of “must try very soon”. Gee, I wish I had time to make them today! Sadly, life is getting in the way of food, and there will be no time to cook today. Oh, I am so craving this now. Unfair!

    • 10. naturalnoshing  |  October 31, 2011 at 2:29 pm

      Oh yes my friend!!!! Baked directly in jars – it’s lovely and SO easy for serving! ๐Ÿ™‚ You have been working the winter squash scene lately! Your drool-worthy pumpkin pie was so beautiful, a different recipe with pumpkin might feel inferior to your pie haha ๐Ÿ™‚
      Aren’t photos so inticing? I can’t help but get cravings when I read food blogs with photos – even after I just ate a meal or snack, ahhh! My mind takes over my tummy, hehe!

  • 11. Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living  |  November 1, 2011 at 6:37 am

    Came over via foodgawker… I LOVE this!! Serving food in jars is so much fun, (I posted a recipe for s’mores pudding in a jar a little while back), and I absolutely adore pumpkin pie =).

    • 12. naturalnoshing  |  November 1, 2011 at 2:38 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Lauren! Isn’t baking in jars SO fun?!? I’ve got to check out your s’mores pudding – sounds fabulous! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • 16. Casey  |  November 22, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    I forgot to comment and tell you how much I loved this recipe! Seriously, you’re a genius. This was ah-mazing!!!

  • 17. OilLeak  |  March 25, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Amazing! So good! I have try more of your recipes out.

    • 18. naturalnoshing  |  March 25, 2012 at 1:14 pm

      I hope you go! Thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • 23. Ryen  |  February 17, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    do you have the nutrition facts for this recipe

    • 24. naturalnoshing  |  July 21, 2015 at 5:25 pm

      I don’t but you could enter in the recipe into MyFitnessPal and calculate ๐Ÿ™‚


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