If you still have some pumpkin left over and your not tired of it yet, here is a recipe that is light and tasty.  Creme caramel is like the inverted creme brulee or like the latin flan.   I thought I would make something with the flavors of pumpkin pie but with a little different texture and feel. 

Pumpkin Creme Caramel 
4 yolks
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
2 cups cream
1 cup milk
1 tbsp vanilla
1 15oz can pumpkin
1 tsp cinnamon
Dash nutmeg
1/4 tsp clove

Caramel
1 cup sugar

25 2 1/2oz ramekins
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

For the caramel. 
Add the sugar to a pot and turn on medium low.  Allow the sugar to caramelize and turn a golden brown.   Pour the caramel in the bottom of each ramekin, it will harden almost immediately but that is okay.  You want about a tbsp roughly in each ramekin.

For the custard.
In a medium sauce pot add cream and milk and scald ( bring to boil and shut off).  In a kitchen aid mixer add eggs, yolks, and turn on medium low.  Add the cup of sugar while it is mixing and then turn up the speed to medium high.  Whip for about 2 to 3 minutes until the egg mixture is pale white and fluffy.  Turn the mixer down to low and slowly temper the eggs with the milk and cream mixture by slowly pouring the milk into the eggs.  Continue to temper the eggs until all the milk is combined with the eggs.   Add the pumpkin and spices and mix thoroughly.  Ladle 2 oz of pumpkin custard to the ramekins and place in a shallow baking dish.   Once all the ramekins are filled and in the baking dish add hot water into the pan so that the water goes half way up the sides of the ramekins.   Cover with aluminum foil and place in the oven.  Bake for roughly 30 to 35 minutes or until the custards sets with a slight jiggle if you shake the ramekin.  You could also test with a toothpick until it comes out clean.   Cool down in the water bath and then chill in the refrigerator for at least two hours.  To plate, cut around the ramekin and invert onto a plate.  If you have trouble try placing the ramekin in a hot water bath for 5 seconds and flip over onto a plate.

Try it and enjoy.




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