Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins
A perfect ending for a Caribbean or West African meal or for a New England harvest supper!
- 2 cups cooked pumpkin (16 ounce can, Be sure it's an unsweetened puree, not pumpkin pie filling!)
- 1 1⁄2 cups evaporated skim milk (12 ounce can)
- 2 eggs
- 3 egg whites
- 3⁄4 cup pure maple syrup or 3⁄4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
- fresh apple, slices (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350*.
- Prepare eight 6-ounce baking cups, such as custard cups or ramekins, with a light coating of cooking spray.
- Arrange the cups in a shallow, flat-bottomed baking pan.
- Whirl all of the ingredients except the apple slices in a blender until smooth.
- Pour the custared into the baking cups.
- Pour boiling water into the baking pan to about a 2-inch depth.
- Bake for about 45 to 60 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Remove the cups from the hot water and cool at room temperature, then refrigerate.
- Serve chilled, garnished with fresh apple slices, if desired.
I made this with some fresh pumpkin that I cooked and pureed. I then poured the whole thing into a round pie pan and baked it. It was like crustless pumpkin pie. I called it pumpkin kugel and served it right along with the main course. I did not bother with the apples, and used soy milk and the brown sugar. It was great hot and I was eating the leftovers cold the next morning. I really liked this.
We were eager to sample the treat and had our desserts just 40 minutes out of the oven with a dallop of sweet vanilla yogurt. The custard was smooth, creamy and rich with a lovely maple flavor that distinguished it from a pumpkin pie filling. In an effort to reduce the calories - made mine with splenda and 1/8 teaspoon of maple extract. What's left from tonight is cooling now and we will have it cold with apples tomorrow. Thanks Sharon! (Update 11/06: Just wanted to say that this has become my standard Thanksgiving and fall dessert. Light, easy and comforting. I usually use Splenda --either white or brown as my sweetner of choice.) Thanks again.
This was very good and incredibly easy to make. I'll be experimenting with a coconut milk-based dairy-free version.