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Easy Pumpkin Creme Brulee

Easy Pumpkin Creme Brulee Recipe

If you’re a fan of everything pumpkin spice, this creme brulee is just what you need. It has all the elements of a creme brulee with a pumpkin kick!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 315kcal


  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream


  • Gather all the ingredients for the recipe.
    Ingredients on the table; eggs, vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin puree in a can, sugar in a bowl, whipping cream in measuring cup
  • In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks and sugar until just combined.
    2 photos side by side one with sugar and egg yolk in a bowl and one with the 2 whisked together
  • Net, whisk in the pumpkin purée, vanilla extract, and pumpkin pie spice.
    2 photos side by side one with egg mixture, pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, vanilla extract in a bowl and the other photo it whisked together
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, bring the heavy cream to a simmer and immediately take it off the heat. Slowly pour the heavy cream into the egg mixture, whisking constantly so the hot cream doesn't cook the eggs.
    2 photos side by side one of whipping cream being poured into a bowl with a mixture and one of a mixture in a bowl with a whisk
  • Strain the hot custard through a fine-mesh sieve to catch any clumps that may have accumulated.
    Mixture being poured from a bowl through a strainer into a measuring cup
  • Preheat the oven to 325°F. Place the ramekins into a deep baking dish and evenly distribute the custard into each. Next, fill the baking dish with just enough water that it reaches halfway up the sides of the ramekins. Next, carefully transfer the baking dish onto the middle rack of the oven and bake for 15-30 minutes. Allow the creme brulee to cool down at room temperature. Transfer them into the refrigerator for at least two hours.
    2 photos of bowls with Easy Pumpkin Creme Brulee mixture standing on a hot water bath
  • Sprinkle a small spoonful of sugar on top of each creme brulee. Using a kitchen blowtorch, caramelize the sugar on top of each custard. The best way to get even caramelization is to move the torch slowly and consistently, versus keeping it directed in one place (this will burn the custard and sugar).
    2 photos side by side with the sugar on top of the Pumpkin Creme Brulee being torched


Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 277mg | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 108mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 4312IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1mg