Pumpkin Creme Caramel

Annacia *


This recipe isn't low anything, it's all out holiday rich and an irresistible alternative to Thanksgiving pumpkin pie, this creamy dessert is sure to delight your guests. There is a 4 to 24 hr chill time so you can make it the day before and be all prepared. Originally found on BH&G.

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25 Min
40 Min


1 1/3 c
large eggs, beaten
1 1/2 c
canned pure pumpkin
1 1/3 c
evaporated milk
2 tsp
pumpkin pie spice
2 tsp
very finely shredded orange peel
2 tsp
pure vanilla
1/2 c
chopped candied nuts, optional garnish
1/2 c
small diced candied ginger, optional garnish


1Preheat oven to 325 degree F
2To caramelize sugar:

Melt the 1-1/3 cups sugar in a heavy large skillet over medium-high heat, shaking the skillet occasionally.

When the sugar starts to melt, reduce heat to low.

Cook, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon, until sugar is golden brown.

Remove skillet from heat; immediately pour the caramelized sugar into eight ungreased 6-ounce custard cups.
3Holding cups with pot holders, quickly tilt to evenly coat bottoms of cups.

Place cups in two 2-quart square baking dishes.
4Stir together eggs, pumpkin, evaporated milk, the 1/2 cup sugar, pumpkin pie spice, orange peel, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl.

Pour the pumpkin mixture over caramelized sugar in cups.
5Place the baking pans with the dishes on the oven rack.

Pour boiling water into the baking dishes around cups to a depth of 1 inch.

Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the centers comes out clean.
6Remove cups from water.

Cool slightly on wire rack.

Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours.
7To serve:

Loosen edges of custards with a knife, slipping the point of a knife down the sides to let in air.

Invert a dessert plate over each custard, turn cup and plate over together.

Scrape the caramelized sugar that remains in cup onto the custard.
8If desired, garnish with candied nuts or candied ginger, 1 tablespoon on each custard.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Puddings, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American