Jar Lunch: Homemade Pudding Cups

The Jar Lunch: It’s like a bag lunch or a bento lunch, but the next big thing is lunch packed in a good ol’ mason jar. I have to microwave my lunch at work, so metal containers won’t work and heating up plastic has me worried. We often simply fill mason jars with leftovers, but sometimes it is fun to come up with a clever jar lunch and make a big batch. Lunch for the whole family is already packed.

I won’t turn down a Snack Pack, but nothing from the store compares to homemade pudding. Why not pack it in jars for lunch? Add a little whipped cream – even better. Any half-pint jar will do. If you can’t get the wide mouth half-pints, this would be adorable in the quilted jelly jars.

Being huge fans of lemon desserts (Lemon meringue pie! Lemon curd! Lemon bars!), we decided to try this lemon pudding recipe.

If only we had thought of this sooner.

In case you don’t have a favorite pudding recipe, how about a pudding recipe round-up:

Please add your photos to the Jar Lunch Flickr pool for this or any other jar lunches you make!

See our other Jar Lunches here.

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10 responses to “Jar Lunch: Homemade Pudding Cups

  1. i heart pudding. and i am super-excited to make the salted carmel budino — it’s the toast of the philly dessert scene and i have wanted to re-create it.

  2. Lovely pudding round-up, gals. I want the homemade Nutella and the caramel budino.

  3. Who does not like a sweet treat/treat in their lunch. I will have to make a few for me and my other half. Thanks for Sharing & Have a Beautiful Weekend:)

  4. MMmm! I’ve been on a pudding kick ever since I tackled my fear of cooking milk a few weeks ago =) We pack them in jars too for snacking. Yum!
    Great round of up varieties!

  5. yummy! what a perfect treat!! the whipped cream topping looks awesome.

  6. I’ve been ambivalent about the food in jars trend … until now. My goodness. That looks wonderful! (Love the photo with the bird napkin.)

  7. anj

    I have made that budino after having it in Philly at Barbuzzo. It is just as terrific as it sounds. I even made a GF version for a friend and it was very happy making indeed!

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