Easy Microwave Pumpkin Pie Custard

Since we love cinnamon, I doubled the original amount. You can also experiment with this recipe yourself. Try different spices to suit your tastes. Different sweeteners will change up your flavor too.

Pumpkin custard in a glass bowl.Here’s a tasty pumpkin pie custard/pudding that you’ll find easy to make and delicious hot or cold.

This is a great recipe to have in your back pocket if you have company drop in and you want a quick, microwave dessert. If you get a hankering for pumpkin pie, this will satisfy!

The original recipe is shared below, but I tweaked it to be more carb and Keto friendly and to use what I have on hand. With a dorm size refrigerator in our cabin, it is convenient to keep powdered eggs on hand. Please note, this powdered egg is more — it is a scrambled egg mix that is freeze dried and is delicious.  I do not say that lightly as I’ve had some pretty nasty powdered eggs. These are good. Anyway, on to the recipe tweak . . .

Microwave Pumpkin Pie Custard

  • 2 eggs—Thrive Life Scrambled Egg Mix reconstituted 1:1
  • 1 Can, 16 oz. pumpkin
  • 2 stevia tablets
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 can, 12 oz. evaporated milk

I omit the salt included in the original recipe. I also substituted nutmeg for cloves. Since we love cinnamon, I doubled the original amount.

Thrive Life Scrambled Egg Mix crystals in bowl with measuring spoon.The Thrive Life Scrambled Egg Mix comes in a crystal like form and reconstitutes easily. Here I show you the before reconstitution and after.Reconstituted Thrive Life Scrambled Egg Mix in bowl with fork.




Of course, you can use real eggs or egg substitute if you wish. Next, add the pumpkin, stevia, and spices to the eggs. You’ll want to make sure your stevia tablets dissolve.Eggs, pumpkin, stevia, and spices in a bowl waiting to be mixed with fork.


Now, you are ready to mix the ingredients together. If you don’t have a mixer on hand, this recipe mixes easily by hand with a fork.Eggs, pumpkin, stevia, and spices in a bowl all mixed together with a fork.



Pumpkin mixture with evaporated milk added waiting to be mixed.Add the evaporated milk and continue to stir until the mixture is all blended. Note: the mixture will be on the “runny side” like pumpkin pie custard typically is.Blended pumpkin mixture with fork dripping mixture into the mixing bowl.



Grease a microwave safe container and put the pumpkin mixture in it.

The original recipe indicates to microwave on high for 15 minutes or until set. I changed this and microwaved as follows:

  • Power 8 for 10 minutes
  • Power 10 for 5 minutes
  • Power 8 for 5 minutes
  • Power 10 for 2 minutes.

You will need to check the mixture between each microwave session for doneness. Toward the beginning of the cooking, you can do this by looking at it.  Microwaved pumpkin custard with knife inserted into middle to check for doneness.When you can insert a knife into the middle of the custard and it comes out “clean,” you will know it is “set.” If the knife comes out with gooey mixture on it, you will know to microwave a bit longer. Microwave until the custard is “set.” "Clean" knife that was just inserted into pumpkin custard to check for doneness.


Feel free to change up the power levels and times based on your microwave and cooking preferences.

Here is the link to the original recipe:  Microwave Pumpkin Pudding

You can also experiment with this recipe yourself. If you want more protein, add more eggs and possibly more liquid. Try different spices to suit your tastes. Different sweeteners will change up your flavor too — try molasses, honey, or brown sugar. You can even use part stevia and part sugar. Be sure to adjust the amount based on the sweetness of your sugars. The two stevia tablets I used didn’t add much sweetness to the custard so we topped ours with maple syrup and of course whipped cream. What do you like to put on your pumpkin pie?

Author: Cindy Avery

A lifelong learner retired from education encouraging others in their learning journey. Creator of BackroadTracks.com #backroadtracks

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