In large bowl, beat together eggs, pumpkin, milk, sugar, spice and salt, if desired,
until well blended. Place 6 (6- to 10-ounce) custard cups in large baking pan. Pour
about 2/3 cup egg mixture into each custard cup. Sprinkle each with about 1 tablespoon
Place pan on rack in preheated 350 degrees F oven. Pour very hot water
into pan to within 1/2 inch of top of custards.
Bake until knife inserted near center comes out clean, about 50 to 60 minutes.
Remove promptly from hot water. Cool on wire rack about 5 to 10 minutes.