Pumpkin Creme Brulee Recipe

If you're searching for Thanksgiving dessert ideas, this Pumpkin Creme Brulee recipe is the star of the dessert table! This easy dessert is creamy with a crackly sugar  topping.

For this pumpkin creme brulee recipe you'll need: pumpkin puree, heavy cream, egg yolks, sugar, pumpkin spice, vanilla and kosher salt.


Pumpkin spice is a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and allspice. Depending where you buy it, it can contain other spices. My favorite is from The Spice House.

What Is Pumpkin Spice?

Making pumpkin creme brulee is easier than you think! Blend cream, spices and salt in a pan over medium heat.

How To Make Pumpkin Creme Brulee

Whisk egg yolks and sugar in a medium mixing bowl until well combined. Be sure to use a heat proof bowl.

Make Pumpkin Creme Brule 

Pour hot cream into egg yolk mixture while whisking. Once fully mixed, add the pumpkin puree and whisk until smooth.

Mix Creme Brulee

Place ramekins into a large baking pan, fill ramekins with creme brulee mixture then pour warm water into baking dish to go halfway up ramekins.

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Bake pumpkin creme brulee in a 350°F oven until set but slightly jiggly in the center. Pull them out to cool, wrap with plastic and cool in the fridge overnight.

Bake Creme Brulee

Dust granulated sugar over the top of pumpkin creme brulee then melt sugar with a torch until dark brown. Let cool 2 minutes then serve.

How To Torch Creme Brulee

This pumpkin creme brulee recipe is the perfect Thanksgiving dessert. It's easy, it's individual servings and it's so fall festive!

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