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Quick and Easy Pumpkin Creme Brûlée Recipe
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Easy Pumpkin Creme Brûlée

A creamy pumpkin centre topped with a crunchy candy shell makes this creme brûlée a pumpkin-lover's delight. So easy!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Pumpkin Creme Brulee
Servings: 10
Calories: 169kcal
Author: Jackie Currie


  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 cup pure pumpkin pureé (not pie filling)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream (also known as whipping cream or 35% cream)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup white sugar for the topping (approx 1 tsp per ramekin)


  • Preheat your oven to 325ºF and boil a kettle of water for your water bath.

Preparing your Pumpkin Mixture

  • In a medium size bowl, whisk together egg yolks and brown sugar.
  • Add in pumpkin puree and cream and continue to whisk until smooth.
  • Stir in the cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and salt.
  • Pour mixture into ramekin dishes, leaving a little room at the top.

The Water Bath

  • Place ramekins in a baking dish and pour hot kettle water into the dish until it reaches halfway up the ramekins. (To prevent ramekins from sliding, line the baking dish with a cloth or tea towel first). 


  • Place the baking dish into a 325º oven and bake for 35 minutes.
  • Creme brûlée is cooked when it jiggles slightly but the top looks baked. Some pumpkin juice may be visible around the edges of the ramekins.
  • Allow the ramekins to cool for 1/2 hour before transferring to fridge to chill for a minimum of 4 hours. 

Torching your Pumpkin Creme Brûlée:

  • Remove ramekins from fridge just before serving and sprinkle each with 1 tsp of white sugar. 
  • With a kitchen torch or a blow torch, heat the sugar until it turns a bubbly, dark brown.
  • Allow the sugar to cool and harden for about 5 minutes before serving.


Serving: 3oz | Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 88mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 4240IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 0.6mg