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Pumpkin Creme Brulee
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Chill Time
2 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 5 mins

Your friends will think you slaved over this elegant dessert, but creme brulee actually comes together in just a few minutes with minimal ingredients! Try my easy pumpkin and spice recipe; you’ll swoon over the creamy, brown sugar custard under that crunchy caramel cap! (Naturally gluten-free.)

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin creme brulee
Servings: 4
Calories: 324 kcal
  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Place the egg yolks in a small mixing bowl and set aside.
  3. Place half the cream in a small pot, along with the brown sugar and salt. Bring to a simmer, then stir in the vanilla and spices (off the heat). Allow to steep for a few minutes, then pour in the remaining cream.

  4. Slowly and gradually add a little of the warm cream into the egg yolks, whisking. When all the cream has been added, and the yolks are warmed, whisk in the pumpkin and transfer the mixture to a spouted vessel. Divide equally between (4) 4-ounce ramekins or canning jars.

  5. Line a larger baking dish with a towel and place the filled ramekins inside. Carefully pour very hot water around the ramekins, about ⅔ of the way up the sides. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the edges are set but the centers are still jiggly.
  6. Remove from the water bath and refrigerate for 2 hours minimum.
  7. Sprinkle about a teaspoon of granulated or demerarra sugar over the surface of each custard, then brulee with a kitchen torch or under the broiler.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from The New Best Recipe by Cook's Illustrated. ©Baking a Moment

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Creme Brulee
Amount Per Serving
Calories 324 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 277mg92%
Sodium 108mg5%
Potassium 118mg3%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 4312IU86%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 75mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.