Pumpkin Creme Brulee

    4 hours 37 minutes

    This is a fantastic dinner-party worthy creme brulee with a delicate pumpkin flavour. Sure to impress!

    19 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 4 cups (1 litre) thickened cream
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 16 egg yolks
    • 1/4 cup (55g) brown sugar
    • 3/4 cup (150g) white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1 cup cooked, pureed pumpkin
    • 1/4 cup (50g) white sugar

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:17min  ›  Extra time:4hours chilling  ›  Ready in:4hours37min 

    1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees C.
    2. Heat the cream and vanilla in a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat; bring to a simmer. Whisk together the egg yolks, brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger, cloves and pumpkin in a bowl. Slowly pour 1 cup of the cream mixture into the egg mixture, stirring continually. Then pour the entire egg mixture into the saucepan; whisk briskly for 1 minute. Pour the mixture into ramekins. Arrange ramekins on a baking tray.
    3. Bake in preheated oven until set, about 15 minutes; refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours.
    4. Before serving, sprinkle 1 teaspoon of sugar over the top of each creme brulee. Use a kitchen torch or your oven's grill to caramelize the sugar. It may take 2 to 3 minutes under the grill. Serve immediately.

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    Many thanks for this lovely recipe! Prior to whisking egg yolks with the sugars and spices, be sure to remove the 2 'strings' from each yolk or add step of straining it before pouring into ramekins. The hot cream should be added, about, 1 TB. at a time so yolks won't curdle. Lastly: a bain marie (water bath) is necessary for a creamy texture so, ramekins should be placed in a 1-1/2 inch deep baking dish, placed on oven rack and hot water poured into dish to a depth of 1/3 the ramekin. Be sure to check at 13 mins. - a knife inserted, about, 1/4" from center of ramekin should come out clean and this means it's done as they will continue to cook once removed from the oven. This recipe is, also, nice with the ramekins coated with caramelized sugar and served as creme caramel which is how I did it since my torch isn't usable. I topped with a TBsp. of whipped, unsweetened, heavy cream (the more cream, bacon or butter in a receipe - the better!). Plan to serve in the small squash shells for Thanksgiving.  -  18 Sep 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is excellent, I followed the recipe, no changes needed! I love the idea of presenting this in small pumpkins, I'll try this in the fall!  -  13 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Incredibly delicous! I poured it into baked sugar pumpkins so cute and yummy! I gave some to my meanest teacher it made her sweet! Lol  -  13 Dec 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)