RECIPES / Desserts

Traditional Thanksgiving flavors, but a nice light change from pie.

Pumpkin Créme Caramel

  • 1 1/3 cups sugar 

  • 6 eggs, beaten 

  • 1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin (solid pumpkin pack) 

  • 12oz evaporated fat free milk 

  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 

  • 1 tsp cinnamon 

  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger 

  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice 

  • 2 tsp finely chopped orange zest (remove bitter white pith before chopping) 

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 325° F. Have 8 six-ounce ramekins ready to use - do not grease. 

  2. Melt the 1-1/3 cups sugar in a Cuisinart® MultiClad 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat, shaking the skillet occasionally. When the sugar starts to melt, reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon, until sugar is golden brown. Remove skillet from heat; immediately pour the caramelized sugar into the 8 ungreased six-ounce custard cups. Holding each cup with a potholder, quickly tilt to evenly coat bottoms of cups; reserve. 

  3. Place cups in two 9-inch square baking dishes. 

  4. Place the eggs, pumpkin, evaporated milk, the 1/2 cup sugar, spices, orange zest, and vanilla into your Cuisinart Blender jar. Cover, turn blender On. Blend for 30 seconds on Low Speed. 

  5. Pour the pumpkin mixture though a strainer to remove foam. 

  6. Pour over caramelized sugar in cups. 

  7. Place the baking dishes on the oven rack. Pour boiling water into the baking dishes around cups to a depth of 1 inch. 

  8. Bake in the preheated 325°F oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the centers comes out clean. 

  9. Remove cups from water. Cool on wire rack. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours. 

  10. To serve, loosen edges of custards with a knife, slipping the point of a knife down the sides to let in air. Invert a dessert plate over each custard, turn cup and plate over together. Scrape the caramelized sugar that remains in cup onto the custard.


Servings: No serving information available

Nutritional information per serving

285 calories (12% from fat) • carb. 56g • pro. 8g • fat 4g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 161mg • sod. 212mg • calc. 170mg • fiber 2g

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