Pumpkin Crème Brûlée

This pumpkin crème brûlée tempts you with a rich pumpkin flavor and a velvety smooth consistency that makes it...
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Pumpkin Crème Brûlée

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This pumpkin crème brûlée tempts you with a rich pumpkin flavor and a velvety smooth consistency that makes it impossible to put down your spoon.

Ingredients

  • 12  egg yolks
  • 4  Cups  heavy cream, divided
  • 3/4  Cups  brown sugar
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  salt
  • vanilla beans
  • 2  Teaspoons  cinnamon
  • 1  Teaspoon  ginger
  • 1  Teaspoon  allspice
  • 1 1/3  Cup  pumpkin purée

Directions

Place egg yolk in a bowl and set aside.

Place half the cream, brown sugar, and salt in a pot and bring to a simmer. Stir in vanilla and spices and allow to steep for 10 minutes (off the heat). Then add remaining cream and bring to a simmer again.

Temper into egg yolks and strain over an ice bath. Whisk in pumpkin purée. Allow to cool.

Measure into 6 ounces into the ramekins. Bake in a water bath at 300 degrees F. for 30 minutes rotating half way through.

Pumpkin Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Pumpkin Cooking Tip

Vegetable should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.