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Homemade Maple Pudding

Maple Pudding is an easy homemade pudding recipe made with pure maple syrup. This simple recipe is a great no-bake dessert or make-ahead option for holiday desserts.

Homemade Maple Pudding in individual weck jars topped with whipped cream

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I’ve got a brand new pudding recipe for you today and it isn’t one you’ve ever seen in a snack pack pudding pack!

Today’s recipe is Maple Pudding and it’s made with pure maple syrup for one of the most delectable maple desserts 🍁

Here in New England, pure maple syrup is prevalent and is just as popular as it is in Canada. I’m definitely a maple syrup snob and that “pancake syrup” stuff will never fly.

What You Need To Know About This Easy Pudding Recipe:

While it seems like a simple dessert, it still satisfies that sweet tooth! It’s incredibly easy to make, it’s a no-bake recipe, and it’s *mostly* naturally sweetened aside from a couple tablespoons of brown sugar.

homemade maple pudding in individual Weck jars ready to be served

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Maple pudding is great on its own but topping it with homemade whipped cream makes it a little extra special. This pudding recipe is also the base of a pudding pie recipe that I’ll be posting soon – so stay tuned.

You don’t want to miss it because maple syrup desserts might be the best thing to happen this year!

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Ingredients for Maple Pudding

  • Pure Maple Syrup – do not use artificially flavored pancake syrup for this pudding recipe. Only pure maple syrup will do!
  • Half & Half – you can also use whole milk or a combination of cream and milk but don’t use fat-free half & half.
  • Eggs – whole eggs, not just the yolks.
  • Light Brown Sugar – just a little bit, most of the sweetness and flavor comes from the pure maple syrup.
  • Cornstarch – to help thicken the pudding. Tapioca flour/starch can be used for a corn-free pudding.
  • Flavor – butter, fine sea salt, and pure vanilla extract.

ingredients for homemade maple pudding in individual bowls


Can I make dairy free pudding?

If you want to make a dairy-free maple pudding, I’d suggest using Silk Dairy Free Heavy Cream. It’s got a slight coconut taste but not nearly as strong as canned, full-fat coconut milk. Silk’s dairy-free heavy cream also got the fat content you want in a pudding to make it rich and creamy. 

And this isn’t a sponsored post by Silk, it’s just a product that I personally use and prefer.


Equipment Needed to Make Homemade Pudding

homemade maple pudding ingredients in a silver sauce pan with a wood handled whisk


How to Make Pudding with Pure Maple Syrup

Step 1. Add the maple syrup, half & half, eggs, brown sugar, cornstarch, and salt to a medium saucepan. Whisk all of the ingredients together until completely combined.

Step 2. Heat over medium-low heat and whisk (almost continuously) until the custard is thick like a pudding. This step may take 20 minutes (or even longer depending on your stovetop). When the custard is thick, remove from the heat and whisk in the vanilla extract and butter. Continue whisking until the butter is melted.

Step 3. Transfer the pudding to a serving bowl or individual serving jars and place a piece of plastic wrap or wax paper directly on top of the pudding (to keep a skin from forming). Chill completely before serving.

homemade maple pudding in individual Weck jars topped with whipped cream, ready to be served


Tips for Making Pudding from Scratch

  • Don’t stop whisking the pudding for longer than a few seconds at a time. Pudding that cooks to the bottom of the pan will create lumps and can get rubbery.
  • Press the plastic wrap or wax paper right on the surface of the pudding. If you leave any air between the plastic/wax, the pudding will form a “skin” on top instead of staying creamy. 
  • Serve chilled and it’s even better with a little whipped cream!
  • Pour the pudding into a baked pie shell as soon as the pudding is done cooking if you’re making a pudding pie.

Other Homemade Pudding Recipes To Try

homemade maple pudding in a small glass jar topped with whipped cream with a bite removed


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Homemade Maple Pudding in individual weck jars topped with whipped cream

Homemade Maple Pudding Recipe

Yield: 3 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Maple Pudding is an easy homemade pudding recipe made with pure maple syrup. This simple recipe is a great no-bake dessert or make-ahead option for holiday desserts.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pure maple syrup (see notes)
  • 2 cups half & half
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature and cubed

Instructions

  1. Add the maple syrup, half & half, eggs, brown sugar, cornstarch, and salt to a medium saucepan and whisk all of the ingredients together until completely combined.
  2. Heat over medium-low heat and whisk (almost continuously) until the custard is thick like a pudding. This step may take 20 minutes (or even longer depending on your stovetop). When the custard is thick, remove from the heat and whisk in the vanilla extract and butter. Continue whisking until the butter is melted.
  3. Transfer the pudding to a serving bowl or individual dishes and place a piece of plastic wrap or wax paper directly on top of the pudding (to keep a skin from forming). Chill completely before serving.

Notes

You must use pure maple syrup in this recipe, not pancake syrup.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 348

Calories based on 6 servings.

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