Pots au creme Pumpkin custard cream dessert recipe.

Pots au Creme, Pumpkin Dessert

Creamy, luscious and full of pumpkin flavor. An easy Fall pumpkin dessert recipe to impress your guests.

Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Keyword cream, pumpkin
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 363 kcal
Author Cook Street School of Culinary Arts


  • 3/4 cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 2 teaspoons molasses
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • For the Candied Pecans
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves
  • 1 tablespoon egg whites
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. In a medium size stainless steel bowl whisk together the pumpkin puree, spices, vanilla and salt.

  2. In another bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients

  3. Pour the liquid mixture over the spiced pumpkin and blend to mix all ingredients. 

  4. Pour into 6, 1/2 cup ceramic ramekins.

  5. Using a cake pan, place in a water bath and cover with another inverted sheet pan.  NOTE: For water bath, water should be boiling and cover the ramekins half way up the ramekin.

  6. Bake at 350 degrees until they shimmer when shaken. About 20 minutes. 

  7. Cool to room temperature and refrigerate until cold before serving.

  8. Garnish each serving with with a few candied pecans. And a dollop of whipped cream, if you'd like.

  9. For the candied pecans: Combine sugar, salt and cinnamon in a bowl. In a separate bowl whisk whites until frothy. Toss in nuts and toss to coat. Strain off any extra whites off the nuts and then toss them in the sugar mixture. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 10 minutes. Cool.

Nutrition Facts
Pots au Creme, Pumpkin Dessert
Amount Per Serving
Calories 363 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 115mg38%
Sodium 236mg10%
Potassium 211mg6%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 38g42%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 5361IU107%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.