Non-Dairy Pumpkin Custard


Fall flavors and the spirit of Halloween merge in this delightful dessert from the blog Fruit Tart. The blog’s author created this luscious custard for a friend on a restricted diet. It consequently contains no wheat, gluten, dairy, or cane sugar.  The creamy factor is made possible by eggs, which her friend can eat.  Vist Fruit Tart for more wonderful recipes.

Non-Dairy Pumpkin Custardpumpkin pudding

Non-Dairy Pumpkin Custard
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Serves: 4 servings
  • 29 oz. can pumpkin
  • 1 c. rice milk
  • ¼ c. agave syrup (it was all I had left)
  • 1 c. honey
  • 6 egg yolks
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • cloves
  1. In a medium saucepan, heat pumpkin, rice milk, and sweeteners, stirring frequently, until hot and bubbly.
  2. Whisk egg yolks together until thick and creamy. Stir about ½ c. of the hot pumpkin mixture into the egg yolks.
  3. Stir egg mixture into the pan of hot pumpkin and season to taste. Continue to cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is thickened. Serve warm or cold.
If I would have had some on hand, I would have used maple syrup for the sweetening.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. This recipe just didn’t work for me. I’m not sure if I did something wrong, but no matter how long I cooked it, the pumpkin never became a custard-like consistency. It had good flavor, but maintained the texture of pureed pumpkin.

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