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Baked pumpkin custard with whipped cream.
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Baked Pumpkin Custard

Silky and rich baked pumpkin custard is like pumpkin pie without the crust. Serve it with whipped cream and chopped pecans.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Keyword: pumpkin, pumpkin spice
Servings: 4
Calories: 276kcal
Author: Kelsey Smith


  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 large eggs
  • 16 fl oz evaporated milk
  • cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • whipped cream optional, to serve
  • chopped pecans optional, to serve


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, eggs, evaporated milk, brown sugar, and vanilla extract.
  • In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch, spices, and salt. Break up any clumps.
  • Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet mixture, whisking until well-blended.
  • Pour the mixture into four 6-ounce ramekins or custard cups, dividing evenly. Place the cups in a 9 X 13-inch baking pan with high sides. Add enough warm or boiling water to the baking pan that it comes halfway up the sides of the cups.
  • Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until set and browned lightly. When set, the center will have a slight jiggle and a knife inserted into the center will come out clean. Carefully transfer the pumpkin custard to a wire rack to cool.
  • Serve warm, cool, or chilled with whipped cream and pecans (optional).



Hot water bath tip: Fill the large pan with water while it is already in the oven to avoid spilling water.
Storage: Allow the custard to cool before storing it in the refrigerator. Cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to three days. To prevent a skin from forming over the top of the custard, press the plastic wrap lightly against the surface of the custard.


Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 446mg | Potassium: 531mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 10031IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 342mg | Iron: 2mg