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Pumpkin Custard...

Doesn't that look good?  Believe is!  I wanted to share the recipe with you!  This recipe is a basic, simple version I found last year on the Coastal Living website...but a little addition I made takes it over the top!

Pumpkin Custard with...Caramel Whipped Cream 
{yes, that is the little addition that makes this so good...}


1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)

1 cup heavy whipping cream

1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

5 large eggs (I used a cup of egg beaters)

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon allspice

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation :

1. Combine all ingredients in a blender (or mix on a bowl, the blender just makes it easier to pour).  Pour evenly into lightly greased custard cups, and place in a roasting pan.  Add hot water to the pan, to a depth of 1 inch.

2. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes until custard is set. (I found it was around 30 minutes in the glass custard cups, and closer to 40 minutes in the white ceramic ramekins.)  Transfer custard cups to a wire rack to cool completely.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.

3.  Now the really good part...I whipped more heavy cream for a topping, adding a little sugar and a teaspoon of vanilla.  But I also added caramel syrup ( I used Hershey's, but you can use whatever you like)- the syrup pours easier than a caramel topping.  Just add, to taste (I added some as I whipped the cream, and more afterwards)...until it has a nice caramel flavor!  Before serving, spoon, or pipe the whipped cream onto the custard and drizzle with a little more caramel syrup.

This is so good...creamy custard, and caramel goodness!  I made this last year for Thanksgiving...everyone liked it better than regular pumpkin pie and have already requested it for this year's gathering! 
And any leftover caramel whipped cream is OH. SO. GOOD. on top of a cup of coffee, too...just sayin'

Are you all ready for Halloween?  We don't do too much around here, but I found this crazy guy at the thrift store, and he decided to take up residence on one of my old scales.  He is from 1987, a collectible foam pumpkin from Hollywood makeup artist Todd Masters...there were several different styles made.    

Until next time...


  1. I love all pumpkin dishes. This custard looks yummy. The pumpkin is darling. I have completely bypassed fall and am currently working on our Christmas items. I just wrapped a bunch of stuff for a sleigh. xo, olive

  2. My mouth is watering just looking at that dessert. WOW-I haven't had custard in a long time! Love the old ugly face pumpkin, too- xo Diana

  3. Love your new header.... I recognise that platter!!!!

    Yum... those custard deserts look delicious.

    Scary mask!

    Happy Halloween Linda :)

    Karen x

  4. This looks delicious Linda, hope the two of you had more than just one!! Love your new header.

  5. Yum! I'd like a serving of custard for dessert, please. And your pumpkin man looks like he's had a few too many candy bars over the years!

    Love your new blog header, too. :)

  6. THANK YOU SO MUCH for the delicious lunch and AWESOME dessert! You are the sweetie!
    I am going to make some soon!

  7. Looks and sounds SO delicious! A good thing for a single person instead of baking a whole pie.

  8. Oh that looks so yummy I will have to give the recipe a try! Thanks for sharing!

  9. I'm drooling over your pumpkin custard, Linda! Thanks for sharing the recipe! The whipped cream looks like it could be super addictive:)

  10. This sounds delicious! And since I'm doing gluten free perfect for Thanksgiving for me. Have a happy Halloween. Mimi

  11. Looks good enough to eat LOL
    I just can't grasp we are talking Thanksgiving
    I like your new header and want to change mine also just need help doing it

  12. Yum, I think my kids will like this recipe!

  13. Oh, just one word - Mmmmmm! Is that a word? Fun pumpkin carving - Happy Halloween! xo

  14. Tis the season for pumpkin everything and this looks wonderful. I am a huge custard/pudding fan so I am excited to make this. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend!

  15. Yum, this looks delicious! Filing it away for the up coming Thanksgiving festivities.

  16. I imagine that caramel whipped cream would make it super special. They look delicious!

  17. Oh, my, this sounds good! I think I'll try it instead of pumpkin pie this year...


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