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Maple Pumpkin Pots de Creme

A simple, creamy pumpkin custard sweetened with maple syrup!
Servings: 6 ramekins

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 c. half and half
  • 3/4 c. pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 c. pumpkin puree
  • 7 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp. salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a heavy saucepan, whisk together half and half, maple syrup, and pumpkin. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  • In a large bowl, combine egg yolks, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  • Slowly add hot pumpkin mixture to egg yolk mixture, whisking constantly. For easy pouring, transfer to a large measuring cup with a pouring spout.
  • Set out six ramekins and divide pumpkin mixture between them. Place ramekins in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish, then carefully pour hot water into the space between ramekins until it reaches halfway up their sides.
  • Cover dish tightly with aluminum foil and bake 40-50 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Chill at least two hours before serving. Dollop with whipped cream, if desired.

Notes

Adapted from Epicurious.