If you crave the flavor or pumpkin pie, but don’t want to bother with a crust, you’ll love this easy Instant Pot Pumpkin Custard. This recipe is dairy-free, but so creamy.

instant pot pumpkin pie custard in white bowls

Instant Pot Pumpkin Custard

I made an oven version of this recipe, but then realized it would be so much easier to make it in the Instant Pot! Since pumpkin pie and pumpkin desserts are so often made on Thanksgiving when oven space comes at a premium, prep this dessert ahead of time and then just pop it in the Instant Pot while you’re other Thanksgiving recipes are cooking in the oven.

In less than 30 minutes, you’ll have a healthy, paleo-friendly, dairy-free pumpkin dessert ready to serve. Aren’t Instant Pot desserts just like magic? I think so! See all my Instant Pot recipes.

instant pot pumpkin custard ingredients

Ingredients

This Instant Pot Pumpkin Custard dessert could not be easier to assemble. Here’s what you need:

I do recommend a 6-inch cake pan for this recipe, it fits perfectly into either a 6-quart of 8-quart Instant Pot pressure cooker.

Steps 

  1. Lightly spray a 6-inch cake pan with cooking oil. Place the trivet into your 6-quart Instant Pot, along with two cups of water.
  2. Then, in a medium mixing bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, egg, maple syrup, coconut milk, and pumpkin pie spice. Stir to combine.
  3. Pour the mixture into your cake pan and gently place it in the Instant Pot. Lock on the lid and push the button to pressure cook. Set the time to 20 minutes. Once the cooking time is complete, let the pressure come down naturally or use the quick-release.
  4. Carefully remove the cake pan from the Instant Pot. Use a serving spoon to divide the pudding between six dessert bowls.
  5. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Isn’t the color of the batter just gorgeous?

instant pot pumpkin custard

I made a handle for the cake pan using strips of aluminum foil, but it’s not absolutely necessary. It just makes it easier to get the cake pan in and out of the Instant Pot.

instant pot pumpkin custard in cake pan with aluminum handles

I was so pleased with how this dessert came out. It will thicken a bit when chilled, but I loved it equally served warm and cold. The texture is somewhere between a custard and a pudding. It’s personal preference how you want to serve yours.

instant pot pumpkin pie custard paleo

Instant Pot Thanksgiving Recipes

If you like this dessert recipe, you might like these other holiday Instant Pot healthy recipes.

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Here’s the printable recipe:

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instant pot pumpkin pie custard paleo

Instant Pot Pumpkin Custard (Paleo, Dairy-Free)


  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x

Description

If you crave the flavor or pumpkin pie, but don’t want to bother with a crust, you’ll love this easy Instant Pot Pumpkin Custard. This recipe is paleo, dairy-free, and so delicious.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 15-ounce can pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

  1. Lightly spray a 6-inch cake pan with cooking oil.
  2. Place the trivet into your 6-quart Instant Pot, along with two cups of water.
  3. Then, in a medium mixing bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, egg, maple syrup, coconut milk, and pumpkin pie spice. Stir to combine.
  4. Pour the mixture into your cake pan and gently place it in the Instant Pot.
  5. Lock on the lid and push the button to pressure cook. Set the time to 20 minutes.
  6. Once the cooking time is complete, let the pressure come down naturally or use the quick-release.
  7. Carefully remove the cake pan from the Instant Pot. Use a serving spoon to divide the pudding between six dessert bowls. Serve hot, at room temperature, or chilled.

Notes

You can make this up to a 3 days ahead of time and serve it chilled or at room temperature.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: pressure cooking
  • Cuisine: paleo, dairy-free, grain-free

Keywords: instant pot pumpkin dessert, instant pot dessert, paleo pumpkin pie pudding, instant pot pumpkin

 

 

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