EASY PUMPKIN FLUFF

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This easy pumpkin fluff will quickly become one of your favorite fall desserts. With only six ingredients and full of flavor, you’ll definitely want to add it to your fall lineup.

Easy Pumpkin Fluff

If you like this recipe, you may want to try our orange cheesecake fluff or strawberry praline salad.

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❤️WHY WE LOVE IT

Southerners love their fluff desserts. Attend any Southern church event, potluck, or holiday and a fluff dish will be on the table. This easy pumpkin fluff is so simple and can be made in minutes. The pumpkin flavor makes this recipe a huge hit in the fall. What we love is that you can serve it as a dip and make it an appetizer, or you can serve it as a dessert. It’s wonderful for Thanksgiving or any holiday parties.

🍴KEY INGREDIENTS

  • Vanilla Instant Pudding
  • Buttermilk-the fat content in the buttermilk adds to the creaminess of this recipe.
  • Canned pumpkin-pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling)
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Whipped Topping-we use Cool Whip.
  • Gingersnap Cookies –make your own!

SWAPS

✔️you could easily use Graham Crackers or any cookie with this dessert. You can also make your own pumpkin pie spice by using our recipe.

🥣HOW TO MAKE

Step 1: In a medium-sized bowl, combine buttermilk and vanilla instant pudding, and whisk together for about 2 minutes until it has thickened.

Step 2: Add pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice and stir together. Crumble about seven cookies. Fold whipped topping and cookies into the pudding mixture. Serve in dessert bowls and top with a gingersnap cookie. 

TIPS

  • If you aren’t going to serve immediately, then place in refrigerator until serving. Add the cookie crumbles right before serving.
  • Don’t forget this recipe can also be served as a dip. It makes a fabulous appetizer.
Easy Pumpkin Fluff

WHAT TO SERVE WITH PUMPKIN FLUFF

Graham Crackers and sliced apples go well with this fluff. You can use any type of cookies that you like. Our Cinnamon Pecan cookies and Maple Oatmeal cookies are both wonderful options!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I don’t like Buttermilk. Can I use regular milk?

You can, but it won’t be as good. You can’t taste the buttermilk in this recipe. The fat content in the buttermilk adds a wonderful texture and makes this fluff creamy. We highly recommend not replacing it.

Can I use real pumpkin, not from a can, and if so, how much?

Yes, you can, and it would still be 1/2 cup.

Can I make homemade whipped cream?

Yes! Homemade whipped cream works fine if you don’t want to use Cool Whip.

HOW TO STORE

Place in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will keep for 3-4 days. I don’t recommend freezing this recipe.

❤️MORE PUMPKIN RECIPES YOU MAY LOVE

Pumpkin Bread

This pumpkin bread is easy to make and makes a wonderful gift during the holiday season.

SERVING SIZE

This recipe makes 6-8 servings and can easily be doubled or tripled.

Easy Pumpkin Fluff

The Southern Lady Cooks
This simple pumpkin fluff recipe is definitely a family favorite. It’s so easy and makes a wonderful dessert or appetizer. The perfect Fall recipe!
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Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients  

  • 1 package of 3.4 ounce Vanilla Instant Pudding
  • 1 3/4 cup of buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup of canned pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup of whipped topping
  • Gingersnap Cookies 7-10

Instructions 

  • In a medium size bowl, combine buttermilk and vanilla instant pudding, whisk together for about 2 minutes until it has thickened.
  • Next add pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice and stir together. Crumble about 7 cookies. Fold in whipped topping and cookies.
  • Serve in dessert bowls and top with a cookie.

Notes

  • If you aren’t going to serve immediately, then place in refrigerator until serving. Add the cookie crumbles right before serving. This recipe is wonderful chilled or served immediately, it’s your choice.
  • Don’t forget this recipe can also be served as a dip. It makes a fabulous appetizer.
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