Pumpkin Creme Brulee
Total Time:4 hr 15 minPrep:45 minCook:3 hr 30 min
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup whole milk
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
2 pinches nutmeg
1 pinch ginger
1 pinch ground cloves
4 egg yolks
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/3 cup coarse sugar or raw sugar
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
In a medium saucepan, heat the cream, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves over medium heat, stirring occasionally, just until it comes to a boil. Immediately turn off the heat and set aside to infuse at least 15 minutes. In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the granulated sugar. Whisking constantly, gradually pour in the hot cream mixture. Whisk in the pumpkin puree. Pour the mixture into 4 ovenproof ramekins and arrange in a hot water bath. Bake in the center of the oven until almost set but still a bit soft in the center, 30 to 40 minutes. The custard should “shimmy” a bit when you shake the pan; it will firm up more as it cools. Remove from the water bath and let cool 15 minutes. Tightly cover each ramekin with plastic wrap, making sure the plastic does not touch the surface of the custard. Refrigerate at least 2 hours, and up to 24 hours.
When ready to serve, preheat a broiler to very hot (or fire up your kitchen torch). Uncover the chilled custards. Pour as much coarse sugar as will fit onto the top of 1 of the custards. Pour off the remaining sugar onto the next custard. Repeat until all the custards are coated. Discard any remaining sugar. Place the ramekins on a baking sheet or in a roasting pan and broil until the sugar is melted and well browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Let cool 1 minute before serving.
Prep time: 20 Mins
Cook time: 20 Mins
Yields: 15 Regular Size Muffins
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2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice blend (See below for recipe)
1 cup mashed apples
1/2 cup milk (I used whipping cream milk, but you can use almond milk, rice milk etc)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup coconut cream (or coconut milk if you don’t find coconut cream)
1 cup Cranberries (sundried (but not too dry)
Preheat the oven to 350F/180C for 15 minutes.
Line 1 – 12 cup muffin pans with paper liners or grease it with non-stick cooking spray. There will be about 16 muffins / cupcakes for this recipe.
In a large bowl sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, spices and salt. Stir in the sugar and make well.
Add all the wet ingredients (mashed apples / milk / vanilla extract, coconut cream) and mix until just combined.
Scoop out the batter with an ice cream scooper among the 12 (16) cavities. About 2/3rd cup of batter per muffin.
Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean.
Transfer the pan to a wire rack to cool.
If using paper liner, you should be able to lift the muffins off the pan after 5 minutes.
Cool it completely on a wire rack before storing them / decorating them / serving them.
These come out real fluffy and delicious !
I found the original recipe at www.Egglesscooking.com, but I have edited it some to my own taste and preferances.
Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend
Yield: about 5 tablespoons
3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons nutmeg
1 ½ teaspoons ground allspice (can be skipped)
1 ½ teaspoons ground cloves
Combine spices in a small bow, mix well to combine. Store in a small jar or spice container.