October 28, 2010

Easy Pumpkin Custard

Martha, you've outdone yourself again. Why would I expect any less? I read a pumpkin custard recipe from my blog subscriptions and, since I've had pumpkin on the brain, it only seemed natural that I had to make some. Since this is my first time making any sort of custard I decided to play it safe with a Martha Stewart recipe from Whole Living. I was really excited to use my new custard dishes I found at Dollar Tree (dishwasher, microwave, AND oven safe). I don't know how these landed in the dollar store but they are a gem. (Note, FSU colors!) It turned out very well, basically a crustless, personal pumpkin pie. Megan and I enjoyed some while avoiding homework. Procrastination, GO!


Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups (12oz can) evaporated milk 
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon (heaping)
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Directions
  • Preheat the oven to 350.
  • In large bowl, whisk pumpkin, eggs, milk and vanilla. In small bowl, mix brown sugar, cornstarch, spices and salt, breaking up any clumps. 
  • In batches, add dry mixture to pumpkin mixture until well blended.
  • Pour into four 3/4-cup custard cups. Place the cups in a 9 X 11-inch baking pan. Add enough warm water to come halfway up the sides of the custard cups. 
  • Bake 40-50 minutes, or until set and browned lightly. 
  • Transfer the custards to a wire rack to cool.
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5 comments:

We Are Not Martha said...

These look delicious! And cute new dishes :)

Sues

Pegasuslegend said...

wow this looks like resturant worthy! very nice!!! HappY Halloween!

Carol said...

I'll make these today to go with our pulled pork, baked sweet potatoes, and yellow rice. The weather is perfect for a tasty pumpkin custard. Maybe I'll spice up some apple cidar with cinnamon sticks to go with it.

Love the ramekins! Go Noles!

whatsfordinneracrossstatelines said...

Hi ladies, love the blog! Great recipes and great job you did with it! I get most of my cupcake wrappers at Michael's craft store. I will let you know if I find some other great sources! Have a safe a fun Halloween!
-Gina-

Erin @ EKat's Kitchen said...

Yum! These custards look awesome! Thanks for linking up to Friday Potluck.

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