PLG COOKS: Crockpot Rice Pudding + Pumpkin Spice

I'm about to share with you one of my all-time FAVORITE recipes to make once the temperatures start to dip! I have shared variations of this recipe on this blog over the years but I am always tweaking and adding new ingredients to make it better, so I thought I would share again since this time of year is rice pudding time! Plus, I'm telling you that this is THE rice pudding recipe. It is warm and creamy and adding a little pumpkin pie spice gives it an extra boost of cozy fall flavor that makes it next-level delicious. Plus, since you make it in the crockpot it is so easy and makes a ton! Here is how you make it:

Crockpot Rice Pudding with Pumpkin Spice

8 cups Milk
1 cup long grain white rice (not instant)
1 cup sugar

Combine ingredients in crockpot, stir well, and cook on low for 6-7 hours, or on high for about 5. The rice will expand to fill the crockpot and will be bite tender when it is ready.

Once it is ready add:
1/4 cup half & half
3 tbsp. cornstarch
9 tbsp. water
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice (or add more to taste)
1/4 tsp. salt

In a small bowl, mix together water and cornstarch until well combined. Pour mixture and all other ingredients in crockpot, stir together, and let cook for another half hour. 

Oh, YUM. If a hug were a food it would be this rice pudding! Gets me all warm inside just thinking about it.

You have to make this for your family ASAP, they will go nuts! Happy cooking!

ox. Liz