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Monday, November 03, 2008

Spiced Pumpkin Custards

1 1/4 cups half-and-half
2/3 cup canned pumpkin purée
2 large eggs
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice or ground ginger
2 tbsp bourbon or dark rum (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and put on a teakettle of waer. IN a small saucepan, bring the half-and-half to a simmer. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, eggs, brown sugar, spice and optional liquor (Or vanilla extract; or rum extract). slowly whisk the hot half-and-half into the egg mixture until well blended.

Divide the custard among six 6-ounce custard cups. Place in a baking pan and pour hot water halfway up the sides of the cups. Bake until nearly set in the center, 25-30 minutes.

Remove the cups from the water bath. Let cool for a few minutes to serve warm and soft, or cool them, then refrigerate for up to 8 hours.

Serves 6

Nutrition per serving: 169 calories, 4 g protein, 8 g fat (2 g saturated), 23 g carbohydrates, .5 g fiber, 50 mg sodium.

This is from my collection of old recipes, most of which came from my Aunt Lois. (Jan 28 blog) I haven't made this in years. The paper it's on is old and yellow. AND you know when the recipe calls for half-and-half, it's old. I'm sure you can substitute a lower fat milk product! :) But you'll lose that old fashioned flavor. Hey! It's almost Holiday time. Enjoy!

I think I'm about to go see about making this. Hmmm. Wonder if I have any pumpkin in Ye Olde Cupboard? (Don't even ask. The photo is fake...Maybe later I can replace it with a real one.)


Sarah said...

OH! I will try this recipe! Sounds delicious!

Sorry I haven't visited lately, I've been sooooooo busy! You know I love your blog though, and thank you for keeping up with me and my family!

Ballerina Girl said...

sounds yummy!
and yes, Mr. Rogers lived in a Pittsburgh neighborhood which is where I grew up! (not the actual same next door neighbor type, but still the same city!)


2nd Cup of Coffee said...

It seems the best recipes are on old, yellowed paper!

MommytoJonah&Jude said...

Yum!! I don't think I was ever around when she made these! I miss her so much. I still choke up thinking about how she didn't get to meet Jonah or Jude, Jocie, Jeannie, or Leah...(or her soon to come little sister!) She was a great cook.

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