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Caramel Apple Pudding Shots

5 from 1 vote

Posted: 10/20/22

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These Caramel Apple Pudding Shots are simple, smooth, and delicious. With the perfect blend of butterscotch, caramel, and apple, you will taste all of the flavors of fall in each shot.

Photo of Caramel Apple Pudding Shots garnished with whipped cream and caramel.

Look no further for the perfect fall dessert pudding shot recipe. These caramel apple pudding shots could not be easier to make and combine all of the best flavors of fall into one smooth shooter, making them the perfect addition to any fall party or tailgate.

Caramel Apple Pudding Shot Ingredients

These fall household staples may already be in your home for a variety of delicious seasonal recipes. Gather the following ingredients:

  • Butterscotch instant pudding mix. Despite being butterscotch, this is a big part of what brings caramel to the party. If you can’t find butterscotch, any pudding mix will work, but it will just change the flavors a little.
  • Milk. I used skim, but you can use whatever milk you have on hand.
  • Caramel vodka. Also used in our Caramel Apple Moscow Mule recipe.
  • Apple pie filling. You may need to cut the slices so they are smaller.
  • Vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream. Optional for topping.
  • Caramel sauce. Optional for topping.

Photo of Caramel Apple Pudding Shots.

How to make Caramel Apple Pudding Shots

This recipe has three simple steps and comes together quickly. For all measurements of ingredients, see the recipe card at the bottom of this page.

  • Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl. Chill for two hours.
  • Fill shot glasses with the pudding mixture.
  • Add whipped cream on top and drizzle with caramel. Enjoy!

Photo of Caramel Apple Pudding Shots garnished with whipped cream.

How to Serve

Serve these tasty shooters in shot glasses after letting the recipe chill for at least two hours. Enjoy immediately after serving for the best result. Garnish with whipped cream and drizzled caramel sauce for an extra sweet touch.

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Photo of Caramel Apple Pudding Shots garnished with whipped cream. Apples and caramels sit on counter beside shots.

If you make these Caramel Apple Pudding Shots or any of my other recipes, leave a comment and let me know your thoughts. I love hearing from all of you!

Photo of Caramel Apple Pudding Shots garnished with whipped cream and caramel.
5 from 1 vote

Caramel Apple Pudding Shots

Serves: 6 shots
(tap # to scale)
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 10 minutes
This Caramel Apple Pudding Shot recipe is smooth and delicious. The perfect blend of butterscotch, caramel, and apples, it's fall in a shot.


  • 3.4 ounces dry butterscotch instant pudding mix
  • 1 cup cold milk (I used skim)
  • 1/2 cup caramel vodka
  • 3/4 cup apple pie filling slice apples up to be smaller
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • whipped cream optional
  • caramel sauce optional


  • Whisk all the ingredients together and chill for two hours.  
  • Fill glasses with pudding.
  • Serve with whipped cream and drizzle caramel over them.
  • Enjoy!
Course: Drinks
Photo of Caramel Apple Pudding Shots garnished with whipped cream and caramel.

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Nathan Longley has been his wife’s personal bar tender for as long as he can remember. While he most often enjoys a cold beer, he is known to love our vodka gimlet.

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  1. Jeanne Pratt says

    5 stars
    Perfect! Since I would serve this at a family gathering is there a way I can also make this without vodka for kids and non-drinkers?

    • Nathan Longley says

      Yeah, if you replace the vodka with just more milk it should work as an alcohol free drink. I have not made it this way but it should work!

  2. Connie says

    I’m having trouble finding “instant” butterscotch pudding, would regular butterscotch pudding work? Looking forward to making these, they sound really yummy!

    • Nathan Longley says

      We haven’t tested it with cook and serve, it may work but we would want to test it before we recommend it. It does look like amazon and Walmart carry it, or you can try instacart and it will show if any nearby place has it(don’t need to buy through instacart). Good luck!

  3. Mary says

    I made these yesterday and they still have not set up. What could I have done wrong? Is there any way to make them set up now ? I did only use the amount of what was called for

    • Nathan Longley says

      Is there any possibility you accidentally grabbed pudding that needs to be cooked instead of instant pudding? That could account for the difference, though these will never set to solid.

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