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Autumn is when absolutely everything has to be cooked with pumpkin. Some people get tired of it, I’m sure, but my Fall is never long enough for me to tire of all the pumpkiny goodness. It’s the color, the faintly spicy scent, the sense that pumpkin makes it truly autumn. And so I give you:

Pumpkin Creme Brulee

Serves 6      

2 cups low-fat milk

1/2 cup pureed, cooked pumpkin

1/2 cup brown sugar (plus extra for caramelizing)

4 eggs, lightly beaten

2 tbsp. vanilla

1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp. ground ginger

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine milk, pumpkin, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, and spices. I use a blender so the pumpkin is smooth and I can just pour directly into 6 dessert cups Place in a 9 x 13 baking pan. Pour hot water into the pan so water is halfway up the cups. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes. Remove from the baking pan and let cool. Chill for 4 to 24 hours. Sprinkle each with a spoonful of brown sugar. This is where it gets fun! If you have a culinary torch, then torch the sugar until it bubbles. This can also be accomplished under the broiler. Watch it closely so it doesn’t burn! Nothing is better than breaking through that delicious crust of caramelized sugar to reveal the cool spicy layers of pumpkiny goodness. The custard should create several different layers. It’s all good! (Yes, I did rip this directly from thedeerslayerswife.com. That’s okay, though, because she’s my mother.)

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10/27/2013 03:01:48

This looks so yummy!

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