Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Pumpkin Custard

Attempting to use up some frozen pumpkin I came across this tasty recipe. Then I made it for a second time the same week. It comes from Taste of Home. I will definitely make it again and again and.....you get the point!
I didn't have custard cups so I used the above dish. I didn't even cook it in a water bath as the directions said and it still came out good.

Next time I may attempt to make it with milk to lighten the calorie load. If I had a milking cow almost all the ingredients would have originated from the farm. I did use duck eggs in this recipe as I am starting to use in all my baked goodies. Not sure exactly what it is about them but they just seem to make things fluffier and tastier.


Ingredients
1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
2 eggs
1 cup half-and-half cream
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon salt


TOPPING:
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 tablespoon butter, melted
Whipped cream and ground cinnamon, optional


Directions
In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients; beat until smooth. Pour into four greased 10-oz. custard cups.
Place in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan; pour hot water around cups to a depth of 1 in. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 minutes.
For topping, combine the brown sugar, pecans and butter. Sprinkle over custard. Bake 30-35 minutes longer or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Serve warm or chilled; top with whipped cream and cinnamon if desired. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 4 servings.

8 comments:

Missy AKA Little Messy Missy said...

Sounds so good, thanks for sharing the recipe!

Lisa said...

Going to make this, tonight.I think it will be a nice addition to my Easter menu , want to test first. Going to toast pumpkin seeds for top.

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

I have that same recipe from Taste of Home as well! It's delicious!

Sheryl at Providence Acres Farm said...

Oooo! I will have to try that! We have lots of pumpking in the freezer to use yet.

Karen Sue said...

YUMM I have some pumpkin in my cupboard just waiting to be something wonderful!!

The Milk Maid said...

Looks delicious and when the ingredients come from your own farm makes it even better!

goatpod2 said...

Looks and sounds delicious!

Amy

jenn said...

Oh, MAN, does that look good!