Thanksgiving Recipes

Pumpkin Crème Brûlée

Pumpkin Creme Brulee recipe


  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 mini pumpkins
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar


  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Cut the tops off the mini pumpkins and scoops out the insides to make a pumpkin bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and brown sugar until fully combined.
  4. Add the heavy cream, pumpkin, vanilla extract and cinnamon to a saucepan over medium heat. Bring the cream mixture to a simmer, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat.
  5. To temper the eggs, remove about 1/3 cup of the cream mixture and slowly drizzle it into the egg yolk mixture, whisking continuously. This keeps the egg yolks from scrabbling due to the heat. Add the tempered egg to the rest of the cream mixture.
  6. Add the pumpkin bowls to a baking dish and carefully spoon the pumpkin custard to nearly fill the pumpkins. Add about 1/2 inch of water to the bottom of the baking dish (this helps the custard cook evenly).
  7. Bake at 325 degrees F for 35 to 45 minutes until the edges are set and the centers still jiggle slightly.
  8. Let the custard cool at room temperature for about 1 hour, then transfer to the refrigerate to chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  9. When ready to serve, sprinkle a thin layer of granulated sugar over the top of the custard and lightly caramelize the sugar with a kitchen torch.


Recipe and photo used with permission from: American Egg Board

Recipe by: Kyleigh Sage @barleyandsage

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