Pumpkin Spice Creme Brulee Recipe Ingredients
2 cups heavy cream
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
8 large egg yolks
6 tablespoons Sugar in the Raw, or light brown sugar
6 4 ounce ramekins
Large casserole dish, or 13×9 inch cake pan
Fine mesh strainer
Pumpkin Spice Creme Brulee Recipe Instructions
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Place the egg yolks, pumpkin, and spices in a medium sized heatproof bowl, whisking gently to combine. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan heat the heavy cream, sugars, and split vanilla bean to a boil, whisking occasionally. Slowly start to whisk the hot cream mixture into the pumpkin mixture, a little at a time, until fully combined. Strain the custard through a fine mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth into a pitcher. At this point you will need a rubber spatula or the back of a ladle to help push the liquid through the cheesecloth. This process discards some of the pumpkin solids that remain.
Gradually pour the pumpkin custard into the ramekins, filling about 3/4s of the way. Gently tap the ramekins on the counter to remove some of the excess air bubbles that might have formed through whisking. Place the ramekins in the baking or casserole dish, and fill it with water until about halfway up the sides of the ramekins. Bake the brulees for 50 minutes. Check the brulees, and if they are still not set in the center rotate the pan and bake for an additional 10 minutes. Continue this 10 minute interval process until the brulees are set in the center Remove from the water bath to cool on the counter for 10-15 minutes, then chill completely in the refrigerator for at least 4-6 hours before serving.
To serve, sprinkle one tablespoon of the sugar in the raw over top of each ramekin. Place in the oven until sugar browns.
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