Pumpkin season is one of my favorite times of year. See how I called that Pumpkin season and not Fall? I know it’s Fall, but really, it’s the pumpkin I look forward to every year. I should say, I eat pumpkin stuff all year, but in the Fall, I can get some fresh pumpkins and that really takes it to a whole other level of pumpkin love. We’ve been trying to eat healthier around here, so I’ve been trying to make smaller batches of things, so I don’t just sit and eat a whole big batch of something and ruin all of my hard work. Since there is usually only two of us, I decided to try out a way to make Pumpkin Custard for 2 and I think I did it!
I was in Michael’s Craft Store a few weeks ago and I saw these super cute ramekins and I just had to get a couple. I wasn’t sure what I would do with them, but when I decided to make this custard, I thought they would be so perfect. Don’t you think I was right. Love them. They will be good for all sorts of things. Maybe even French Onion Soup! Love that stuff. I just need a good recipe for it. Very handy, this is also gluten free! Really great for those GF people out there.
You can use canned or fresh pumpkin for this recipe. I use Libby’s if I don’t have fresh and their new 1 cup cans are perfect for this recipe. Have you seen those? So awesome!
- 1 cup pumpkin puree, not pie mix
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup sugar
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ¾ tsp ground ginger
- ½ tsp ground cloves
- 5 ounces canned milk
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, mix the pumpkin and egg.
- Add the sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves and mix well.
- Add the milk and mix really well.
- Grease 2 ramekins and divide the pumpkin mixture into the bowls.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
- Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for 40 minutes.
- Cool and serve either warm or cold, with whipped cream.
What about you? Do you like pumpkin? I’ve been sharing a few pumpkin recipes with you the past month. I may have more to share, but I’m not sure yet. What do you think? Is there something specific you are looking for? Let me know in the comments.