Chef John's Pumpkin Creme Brulee

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This is a great seasonal twist on the restaurant classic. The texture is actually closer to a pudding than a classic creme Brulee, and of course, the star of the dish is the crisp sugar top. This is great for your busy holiday schedule since you can make them the day before and then finish the sugar torching before you serve.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
7
Yield:
7 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 egg yolks

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree

  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 pinch salt

  • ½ cup white sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  2. Whisk egg yolks and brown sugar together in a large bowl. Stir in heavy cream, pumpkin puree, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.

  3. Divide pumpkin mixture between seven (5-inch) ramekins about 1/2 inch from the top.

  4. Place the ramekins in a baking dish and fill with the baking dish hot water to reach halfway up the sides of the ramekins.

  5. Bake in preheated oven until just set, 30 to 35 minutes. Remove ramekins and refrigerate until completely cool, at least 2 hours.

  6. Sprinkle about 1 tablespoon of sugar onto each creme brulee. Melt the sugar with a chef's torch until crisp and dark brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.

    top-down view of an oval ceramic ramekin of torched sugar over pumpkin custard
    mybelle

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

269 Calories
15g Fat
34g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 7
Calories 269
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 134mg 45%
Sodium 128mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 133mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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