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Pumpkin Brulee

Pumpkin Brulee

Are you craving a decadent dessert that combines the rich flavors of pumpkin and the irresistible crunch of caramelized sugar? Look no further than Pumpkin Brulee! This creamy and indulgent dessert is the perfect way to celebrate the fall season. But what exactly is Pumpkin Brulee, and how can you make it at home? Let’s find out!

What is Pumpkin Brulee?

Pumpkin Brulee is a delightful twist on the classic French dessert, Crème Brulee. It takes the velvety smoothness of the traditional custard and infuses it with the warm and comforting flavors of pumpkin. The result is a heavenly combination that will leave you craving for more.

How is Pumpkin Brulee made?

Making Pumpkin Brulee is simpler than you might think. It starts with creating a smooth and creamy pumpkin custard, which is made by combining pumpkin puree, eggs, sugar, and a hint of warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. This custard is then baked in a water bath until it is set but still slightly jiggly in the center.

Once the custard is baked and cooled, the final touch is added – a layer of caramelized sugar. Sprinkling a thin layer of sugar on top of the custard and using a kitchen torch to melt and caramelize it creates the signature crackly and sweet brulee topping. The result is a luscious dessert with a perfect contrast of textures.

Why is Pumpkin Brulee so popular?

Pumpkin Brulee has gained immense popularity for several reasons. Firstly, its unique combination of flavors is incredibly satisfying. The creamy pumpkin custard paired with the crunchy caramelized sugar creates a symphony of textures and tastes in every bite.

Secondly, Pumpkin Brulee is a dessert that embodies the essence of autumn. As the leaves change color and the weather turns cooler, the flavors of pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg become synonymous with comfort and coziness. Pumpkin Brulee captures these flavors perfectly, making it a seasonal favorite.

Lastly, the presentation of Pumpkin Brulee is stunning. The crackly brulee topping, with its beautiful golden color, adds an element of elegance to the dessert. Whether you serve it in individual ramekins or a larger dish, Pumpkin Brulee is guaranteed to impress your guests.


Q: Can I use canned pumpkin puree for Pumpkin Brulee?

A: Absolutely! Canned pumpkin puree works perfectly for Pumpkin Brulee. Just make sure to use pure pumpkin puree without any added spices or sweeteners.

Q: Can I make Pumpkin Brulee ahead of time?

A: Yes, you can make Pumpkin Brulee ahead of time. Prepare the custard and caramelize the sugar right before serving to ensure the brulee topping remains crispy.

Q: Can I use a broiler instead of a kitchen torch?

A: While a kitchen torch is the traditional tool for caramelizing the sugar, you can use a broiler as a substitute. Keep a close eye on the custard to prevent it from burning.

Q: How long does Pumpkin Brulee last?

A: Pumpkin Brulee can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. However, the brulee topping may lose its crunchiness over time.

Q: Can I add other spices to the pumpkin custard?

A: Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with spices like ginger, cloves, or allspice to add more depth of flavor to your Pumpkin Brulee.

Q: Can I use a different type of sugar for the brulee topping?

A: While granulated white sugar is the most commonly used sugar for the brulee topping, you can experiment with other sugars like brown sugar or even flavored sugars for a unique twist.

Q: Can I use a different type of ramekin for baking the custard?

A: Yes, you can use any oven-safe dish for baking the custard. Just make sure it is shallow and wide enough to allow for even cooking.

Q: Can I serve Pumpkin Brulee with whipped cream?

A: Absolutely! A dollop of freshly whipped cream on top of Pumpkin Brulee adds a delightful touch of creaminess and complements the flavors perfectly.

In Conclusion

Pumpkin Brulee is a sensational dessert that combines the velvety smoothness of custard with the irresistible crunch of caramelized sugar. It captures the essence of autumn and is a perfect treat for any occasion. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or simply indulging in a sweet treat, Pumpkin Brulee will not disappoint. So why wait? Get your kitchen torch ready and enjoy the delightful flavors of this fall-inspired dessert!

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Pumpkin Brulee

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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 37 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • 4 cups of heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 16 egg yolks
  • ¼ cup of brown sugar
  • ¾ cup of white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground ginger
  • teaspoon of ground cloves
  • 1 cup of canned pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup of white sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  • In a large saucepan, heat the cream and vanilla over medium heat until it simmers.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger, cloves, and pumpkin.
  • Slowly pour 1 cup of the cream mixture into the egg mixture, stirring constantly.
  • Pour the entire egg mixture back into the saucepan and whisk briskly for 1 minute.
  • Pour the mixture into ramekins and place them on a baking sheet.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes, or until set.
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool for a bit, then refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours.
  • Before serving, sprinkle 1 teaspoon of sugar over the top of each creme brulee.
  • Use a kitchen torch or your oven's broiler to caramelize the sugar. If using the broiler, it may take 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.
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