Microwave Pumpkin Custard Recipe

Microwave Pumpkin Custard Recipe

October 23, 2020

Microwave Pumpkin Custard is the perfect way to indulge in a pumpkin dessert without having to even turn on the oven. It's tastes like pumpkin pie filling but is made with just a few ingredients in your microwave for a guilt-free, delicious treat.

This Microwave Pumpkin Custard is quick, easy, and full of healthy protein, fiber, and beta-carotene, not to mention easily made with things I always have on hand. So what is this magical dessert? Microwave pumpkin custard - basically a creamy, delicious baked pumpkin pie filling all made in 3 minutes in your microwave. Yum. 

Every microwave is different so you may need to experiment with this recipe a few times to find out exactly how long it takes in your microwave. Generally it will take anywhere from 2.5-3.5 minutes to firm up. If you prefer using egg whites, you can substitute the whole egg for two egg whites. 

Choosing a sweetener for this recipe depends on your needs and preferences. Stevia will give you the lowest calorie option but some people may prefer the flavor of maple syrup or brown sugar. You also may need to adjust the level of sweetness depending on what you like. Since I normally top mine with something sweet like frozen yogurt or whipped cream, I find I don't need as much sweetnesss in the actual recipe.

This can be cooked in a mug, bowl, or ramekin - really anything that is microwave safe. Just make sure to spray it first, or use parchment paper, since it will stick to the sides.

Microwave Pumpkin Custard


Recipe byKristen McCaffrey of Slender Kitchen
Serves: 1

  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (more or less to taste)
  • 1 packet Stevia (or 1 tsp brown sugar, maple syrup + 1 SP, 20 calories)


  1. Combine all ingredients well in a small bowl.
  2. Pour into a small mug or ramekin, sprayed with cooking spray.
  3. Microwave for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes until firm.
  4. Top with yogurt, low calorie, whipped cream, nuts, or a touch of honey.

Nutritional Info

Calories 123; Carbohydrates 11 grams; Fat 5 grams; Protein 7 grams

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Kristen Mccaffrey


Kristen McCaffrey makes a variety of healthy and delicious recipes that she shares on her website, SlenderKitchen.com. Before diving into the world of healthy cooking, she struggled to lose weight, eat well, and find a healthy balance in her life. She has always been in love with food and enjoys healthy recipe development. Kristen is passionate about cooking and creating delicious recipes that encourage other people to eat healthy. See more recipes from Kristen!
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