Introduction: Pumpkin Creme

About: I get restless, so I make things.

Leftover pumpkin? Don't like pie? Try Pumpkin Creme.

Step 1: Ingredients

1 1/2 cups chopped pumpkin
1 cinnamon stick
2 anise pods
6 coves
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup sugar
6 egg yolks
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Step 2: The Great Pumpkin

  • Add the pumpkin to a pot. Cover the pumpkin with water. Boil for 5 minutes, or until pumpkin is soft.
  • Meanwhile, on low heat, simmer the milk and cream, add the cinnamon stick, anise and cloves. Simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Strain the water from the pumpkin, mash with a potato masher and set aside.

Step 3: Mixing

  • Beat 3/4 cups sugar and corn starch into the egg yolks. Set aside.
  • Remove the cinnamon stick, cloves and anise for the milk.
  • Add pumpkin mash to the seasoned milk. Mix well.
  • Slowly add the egg mixture to the pumpkin and milk. Mix well.

Step 4: Heating

  • Heat on low, stirring constantly.
  • Add cinnamon powder to mixture. Continue to stir.
  • Stir until mixture thickens to the consistency of heavy cream.
  • Do not allow eggs to set.

Step 5: Setting and Finishing

  • Pour into ramekins, allow to set for several hours.
  • Divide the remaining sugar and sprinkle over the top of the ramekins.Use a torch to heat the sugar forming a crispy golden crust.
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