• Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup sugar, divided
    • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
    • 1 3/4 cups 1% low-fat milk
    • 1 large egg
    • 1/2 cup canned unsweetened pumpkin
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • Cooking spray
    • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
    • Dash of salt
    • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

    Preparation

    1. Combine 6 tablespoons sugar and 2 tablespoons cornstarch in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Combine milk and egg, stirring well with a whisk. Gradually add milk mixture to sugar mixture, stirring constantly, and bring to a boil. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
    2. Combine pumpkin and the next 4 ingredients (through ground nutmeg) in a bowl, stirring well. Slowly add pumpkin mixture to milk mixture, whisking constantly. Place pan over low heat, and cook for 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring constantly (do not boil). Divide pudding evenly among 4 dessert bowls, and cover surface of pudding with plastic wrap. Chill.
    3. Line a baking sheet with foil, and coat foil with cooking spray. Place the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, walnuts, and a dash of salt in a small nonstick skillet; cook over low heat until sugar dissolves and is golden (about 3 minutes), stirring frequently to coat nuts. Transfer mixture to prepared baking sheet, and cool completely. Coarsely chop nuts.
    4. Place cream in a bowl. Beat with a mixer at high speed until stiff peaks form. Top each serving with 2 tablespoons whip cream and about 1 tablespoon nuts.