Pumpkin Creme Brulee


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla bean paste
  • 1 can pumpkin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 3/4 cups sugar plus a couple of tablespoons more for finishing
  • 8 egg yolks


  1. Preheat oven to 300
  2. Heat cream over low heat, add vanilla, pumpkin and spices, bring to simmer, remove from heat and set aside and let cool slightly
  3. Whisk together egg yolks and sugar - it will become a light yellow color
  4. Add 1/2 cup of the cream to eggs, whisking constantly
  5. Continue to add cream 1/2 cup at a time, while whisking constantly
  6. Microwave water in measuring cup to boiling or boil on stove top
  7. Set ramekins in a baking dish, transfer custard to ramekins (I used a large measuring cup for easy pouring), set dish on oven rack, pour water in baking dish halfway up sides of ramekins
  8. Bake at 300 30 - 40 minutes, depending on size of your ramekins
  9. Carefully remove the ramekins (I used a large spatula) and cool completely on a wire rack
  10. Refrigerate overnight
  11. Remove from refrigerator about 30 minutes prior to serving
  12. Just before serving sprinkle evenly with a thin coating of sugar - I used about 1 1/2 tablespoons for each one, but you can make it thicker or thinner if you want
  13. Using a kitchen torch, melt the sugar until it forms a thick crust
  14. Serve immediately