Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins
This is a decadent and different way to get your pumpkin dessert for the holidays.
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1⁄4 cup light brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup white sugar, plus
- 3 tablespoons white sugar
- 8 large egg yolks
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon (I use more)
- 1⁄8 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
- 1 cup cooked mashed pumpkin
- Preheat oven to 325°F.
- Arrange six 6-oz ramekins in a large metal baking dish.
- In a medium sauce pan combine cream and sugars.
- Bring to a bare simmer over medium heat stirring till sugars dissolve.
- Remove from heat.
- In a medium bowl whisk egg yolks till frothy and lemon colored.
- Slowly add 3/4 c cream whisking constantly and then slowly adding the rest of the cream a little at a time to prevent the yolks from cooking.
- Add vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin.
- Divide among the six ramekins.
- Place pan in oven and then ad enough water to the pan to go 1/2 way up the sides of ramekins.
- Bake just until centers are slightly set but not stiff, 45-55 minute.
- Remove and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, but up to 24.
- Sprinkle each ramekin with 1/2 tablespoon sugar; use a kitchen torch to carefully caramelize.
- Prep time does not include chill time.
I served this for dessert at a Christmas party I had. Everyone said 4 stars. They really liked it. It's a little different then a creme brule but it is very good, rich, and filling.