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Pumpkin Creme Brûlée is the perfect dessert to end any meal in the Fall. With a smooth and creamy pumpkin-spiced custard and a crunchy topping, you won’t be able to resist this easy and delicious pumpkin dessert.
I was not a fan of most pudding or custard-like desserts for the longest time. I’ve always loved Banana Pudding, but its cousin-like desserts, not so much. I think it has everything to do with the texture, not so much the flavor. My taste palette has become a bit more sophisticated as I’ve gotten older. I’ve started to feel a little different about custards. Especially creme brulee!
With my newfound love for creme brulee, it is only natural that I share with you a Fall inspired version that you can enjoy. Ladies and gentlemen, I present this recipe for smooth and decadent Pumpkin Crème Brûlée This recipe is made with pumpkin puree and spice for an amazing pumpkin flavor!
Along with the delicious flavors of Fall, this creme brulee recipe is nothing without its smooth and creamy texture. Like most creme brulee recipes, the base of this dessert recipe starts with an easy custard made of cream, whole milk, eggs, and sugar. Adding to the recipe are pumpkin spice and pumpkin puree. Once this custard is baked, it is torched with sugar, making a delicious crunchy sugar topping (my favorite part).
Aside from the crunchy topping of Crème Brûlée, the custard itself is very important. It is best to use quality and fresh ingredients for the best flavor. Nellie’s Free Range eggs are a brand to consider when making any dish, including this Pumpkin Creme Brulee. Nellie’s farmers raise their hens to be happy and healthy, allowing them to roam on the farm. Happy hens produce better eggs with a more golden yolk compared to other eggs, stronger shells, and a great flavor. That comes through in this Pumpkin Spice Creme Brulee recipe.
Ingredients for the Pumpkin Creme Brulee
The ingredients needed for this pumpkin recipe are pretty easily accessible.
- Egg Yolks
- Granulated White Sugar
- Pumpkin Spice
- Heavy Cream
- Pumpkin Puree
Equipment you will need
Although making this creme brulee recipe is simple, the equipment needed may or may not be in your kitchen. The biggest investment you will need for this recipe is a kitchen torch. To create the crunch topping, you will need this device to caramelize the sugar on top of the creme brulee.
You will also need ramekins to cook the fall creme brulee.
Commonly Asked Questions
Definitely chilled. Personally, I find that eating creme brulee is more pleasant served cold than warm. When it’s served warm the custard is still a bit loose. Chilled it becomes more firm and smooth.
In my experience, it wasn’t cooked long enough or when you carmelized the sugar it started to become more liquid.
Like with most custard-based dishes, if you over-cook the brulee it would curdle and make the texture unpleasant and not smooth. The flavor may still be intact but it won’t have the smooth decadent texture we love with brulee.
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