Everyday Meals

Chef John's Pumpkin Creme Brulee

Ingredients

  • 3egg yolks
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Step 2

    Whisk egg yolks and brown sugar together in a large bowl. Stir in heavy cream, pumpkin puree, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.

  • Step 3

    Divide pumpkin mixture between seven (5-inch) ramekins about 1/2 inch from the top.

  • Step 4

    Place the ramekins in a baking dish and fill with the baking dish hot water to reach halfway up the sides of the ramekins.

  • Step 5

    Bake in preheated oven until just set, 30 to 35 minutes. Remove ramekins and refrigerate until completely cool, at least 2 hours.

  • Step 6

    Sprinkle about 1 tablespoon of sugar onto each creme brulee. Melt the sugar with a chef’s torch until crisp and dark brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.

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