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Pumpkin Creme Brulee

Spice Islands®

Pumpkin Creme Brulee


  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes

8 servings


1 Spice Islands® Bourbon Vanilla Bean

1-3/4 cups heavy cream

1 cup canned pumpkin

1/2 cup pure maple syrup

10 egg yolks

2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Pumpkin Pie Spice

1/4 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted

1 tablespoon finely chopped Spice Islands® Crystallized Ginger

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon finely chopped Spice Islands® Crystallized Ginger

1 tablespoon finely chopped pecans


Preheat oven to 325ºF.

Split vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape vanilla bean.  Place in heavy saucepan. Add cream,  pumpkin and syrup and whisk together; bring to a simmer over medium heat. Whisk egg yolks and pumpkin pie spice in a separate bowl.

Add the hot pumpkin mixture slowly to the egg mixture, whisking constantly. Add 1/4 cup pecans and 1 tablespoon crystallized ginger. Pour mixture into eight 6-ounce ramekins. Place ramekins in a hot water bath.

Bake about 40 to 45 minutes, or until a knife inserted in center of custard comes out clean. Transfer ramekins to a rack to cool completely. Chill, covered, until cold (at least 2 hours).

Combine sugar, 1 teaspoon ginger and 1 tablespoon pecans. Sprinkle 2 teaspoons evenly over each ramekin. Broil until topping is caramelized. Serve.

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