Pumpkin Custard

Pumpkin Custard
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Pumpkin is the the ultimate fall ingredient. The great thing about this dessert is that you make it and put it aside while it chills. There's no need to worry about serving it warm. The coconut milk gives it an extra sweetness without that artificial flavor. 

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4
Servings
297
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 6 free run eggs
  • 1/2 Cup xylitol
  • 15 Ounces can pure pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 Cups coconut milk, heated until very hot

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Adjust oven rack to center position. Lightly butter eight (6-ounce) custard cups and set them into a large baking dish. If cooking custards in a metal pan, cover the bottom of the pan with a layer of newspaper to ensure an even temperature on the bottom.

In a large bowl, beat eggs slightly; add xylitol, pumpkin, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves and beat until combined. Mix in hot milk until blended. Pour egg mixture into prepared custard cups. Sprinkle with nutmeg or cinnamon.

Bring the water for the water bath to a light simmer on top of the stove; carefully pour hot water into the baking pan to come half-way up the sides of the custard cups. NOTE: The most common mistake people make in baking a custard is not putting enough water in the hot-water bath. The water should come up to the level of the custard inside the cups. You must protect your custard from the heat. Carefully pour hot water into the baking pan to come halfway cup the sides of the custard cups.

Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until set around the edges but still loose in the center. The cooking time will depend largely on the size of the custard cup you are using, but begin checking at 20 minutes and check back regularly. When the center of the custard is just set, it will jiggle a little when shaken, that’s when you can remove it from the oven. Remove from oven and immediately remove cups from water bath; cool on wire rack until room temperature. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate at least 2 hours or up to a week.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
13%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Carbohydrate, by difference
27g
21%
Protein
26g
57%
Vitamin A, RAE
92µg
13%
Vitamin B-12
5µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
396mg
40%
Choline, total
92mg
22%
Folate, total
22µg
6%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
56mg
18%
Niacin
7mg
50%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
490mg
70%
Selenium, Se
39µg
71%
Sodium, Na
670mg
45%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
14µg
93%
Water
193g
7%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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.