Pumpkin Custards with Peppery Pecans

Pumpkin Custards with Peppery Pecans
Prep Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • ½ 15 ounce can (scant 1 cup) pumpkin

  • ¾ cup whipping cream, half-and-half, or light cream

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup Peppery Pecans (see recipe below)

  • ¼ cup maple syrup

Peppery Pecans

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 cup broken pecans

  • 3 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • 2 tablespoon light-color corn syrup

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, combine eggs, pumpkin, cream, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Beat with a wire whisk until smooth.

  2. Place four 6-ounce custard cups in a 2-quart square baking dish. Divide pumpkin mixture among cups. Place baking dish on an oven rack. Pour boiling water into baking dish around cups to a depth of 1 inch.

  3. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until a knife inserted near the centers comes out clean. Remove cups from water; cool on a wire rack. If desired, cover and chill for 1 to 8 hours.

  4. To serve, unmold custards onto four dessert plates. Sprinkle with Peppery Pecans and drizzle with maple syrup. Makes 4 servings.

Peppery Pecans

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a 9x9x2-inch baking pan with foil; lightly coat foil with nonstick cooking spray. In a medium bowl, combine pecans, sugar, corn syrup, and cayenne pepper. Spread nuts in the prepared baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes, stirring twice. Spread on a piece of greased foil to cool. Break into clusters. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 24 hours. Use to top puddings, ice cream, or salads. Makes about 1 cup.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

375 Calories
24g Fat
37g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 375
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 167mg 56%
Sodium 207mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 5g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.