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Video:How to Make Pumpkin Custard

with Jen D'Amore

Baked pumpkin custard with molasses and spices is a delicious alternative dessert for Thanksgiving or other holidays. Here is a recipe for pumpkin custard that's sure to please.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make Pumpkin Custard

Hi, I'm Jen D'Amore for About.com, and this video is all about how to make baked pumpkin custard with molasses and spices, using Diana Rattray's recipe from About.com's Southern Food site.

Ingredients for the Pumpkin Custard

You'll need:

  • 2 cups of half-and-half or light cream
  • 1 can, or 15 ounces of pumpkin
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • dash ground cloves or allspice
  • a dash of salt

Make the Mixture for the Pumpkin Custard

Preheat the oven to 325°. Butter eight ramekins and set them in a roasting pan.Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth and well blended. Then, spoon evenly into the prepared cups.

Bake the Pumpkin Custard

Place them into the oven and pour an inch of hot water into the roasting pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until the custard is set in the center.


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