Pumpkin Custard (Low Calorie, Less Sugar)

Creamy, sweet and light pumpkin custard. Eat it with a spoon or make a trifle.

Pumpkin Custard - All the flavor or pumpkin pie in a creamy low-calorie pudding. Perfect in a trifle or just with a spoon.

I love custard, pudding, creme anglaise, pastry cream, whatever you want to call it – I love them all. It all started when I lived in England as a kid. The English have the most incredible custard, Bird’s Custard. I use to love school lunches especially on the days we had a jam tart with Bird’s Custard on it. My love of all things custard has not diminished and now thanks to So Delicious Coconut Milk Creamer I can have it again. This time I used it for a Pumpkin Custard. I love the consistency I get with the coconut milk creamer rather than milk. It is really rich and creamy. Perfecto!

 

Custard is so versatile. I used this pumpkin custard to make little trifles with vanilla wafers and some low-sugar whip cream. It would make a fantastic filing for a cake or a doughnut. Oh! I think I just figured out what pastry I want to make next – a sweet brioche bun filed with pumpkin custard! You can pipe it into an eclair or just eat it with a spoon. Sounds like so much fun. I cannot wait to experiment some more.

All the flavor or pumpkin pie in a creamy low-calorie pudding. Perfect in a trifle or just with a spoon.

One great thing about this custard is that it tastes like a pumpkin pie but without the fattening crust. I put in some of the same spices, cinnamon, ginger and added some allspice. My house smelled so good while I was making this. This custard is not quite thick enough to use as a pumpkin pie filing but you won’t mind. It tastes so good. I just love food that not only tastes good but brings back sweet memories. What food brings back sweet memories for you?

All the flavor or pumpkin pie in a creamy low-calorie pudding. Perfect in a trifle or just with a spoon.
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Christie

Pumpkin Custard

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 servings
Calories 132 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp Domino Light Sugar/Stevia mix
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1 cup So Delicious Coconut Milk Creamer
  • 1/3 cup egg substitute
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 pumpkin puree 15 oz can, not pumpkin pie filing

Instructions

  1. Place sugar, sugar/stevia mix, cornstarch, cinnamon, ginger, allspice and salt in a medium saucepan.
  2. Gradually whisk in the coconut creamer and egg substitute, whisking until smooth.
  3. Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil, stirring continuously.
  4. Once at a boil, turn off the heat and add the butter and vanilla.
  5. Transfer to a bowl and gently fold in the pumpkin.
  6. Place the bowl of custard in an ice filed bowl until the custard cools to room temperature, about 15 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  7. Refrigerate with plastic wrap placed directly on top of the custard. Eat with a spoon or make a little trifle or something new.

Recipe Notes

 I calculated 6 Weight Watcher Smart Points

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Custard
Amount Per Serving
Calories 132 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 15g
Protein 3g 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Comments

  1. Christie, this looks absolutely delicious. I love pumpkin pie, but it is little heavy for my taste. This is perfect dessert :)
  2. Love pumpkin, love custard... bound to love this! New follower, found you via Chocolate Chocolate & More blog. ¤´¨) ¸.·´¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*¨) (¸.·´ (¸.·`¤... Jennifer http://jennsrandomscraps.blogspot.ca
  3. I love your recipes, Christie - you always have an interesting twist! Can you tell me what Coconut Milk Creamer is please? I'm not familiar with it here in Ontario. Is it sort of like almond or soy milk, or something thicker like non-dairy International Delight Coffee Creamer? Is there anything I can substitute for it?
    • Fooddonelight says
      Thank you Victoria! The coconut milk creamer is more like a non-dairy creamer. I can only find it at one mainstream grocery store. The company is called So Delicious. I don't know if this would work with non-dairy creamer and I'm not sure what that would do with the calories. You can use whole milk or a light cream. The calories and texture will be slightly different but it should still taste delicious.
  4. It looks delicious. It's probably a good thing that one isn't sitting here on my desk at this moment. Beautiful!
  5. I have been looking for a recipe like this to make pumpkin squares, because it is light. Would this be suitable and hold together for squares rather than just custard. Also, can i use just plain coconut milk with real eggs?? What kind of crust would you suggest if squares are acceptable?
    • Fooddonelight says
      Hi Joy, it is a loose custard so it would not work for squares. You can absolutely use real eggs. I don't know if the coconut milk would thicken enough but I'm guessing it probably might. I have a pumpkin streusel bar recipe on here that you could use the pumpkin filing for squares.
  6. We're talking worthy sin here! Is that possible? Oxymoron-eh? Whatever! I'm loving the sounds of this recipe...super yum!
  7. Pinned this! Looks delish. I like custards and they are lighter that the pie having the crust. Thank you for sharing. We may have met by chance...but we become friends by choice. http://simpleesue.com/try-one-new-recipe-a-week-german-apple-puff-pancake
  8. This looks fantastic! A great addition to an autumn table. I'd love for you to share this at Tuesday's Table for the Holidays - http://zentmrs.blogspot.com/2012/11/tuesdays-table-holiday-ideas.html
  9. It looks and sounds fabulous! Such a wonderful dessert
  10. Rattlebridge Farm says
    A great, guilt-free dessert for the holidays. Thanks for including it at Foodie Friday!
  11. This would be a great, light dessert!

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