Pumpkin Pot de Crème with Cranberry Compote
Prep: 35 minutes plus cooling
Cook/Bake: 50 minutes • Serves: 9
Pot de Crème
3/4 cup 100% pure pumpkin
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1-1/2teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 pinch salt
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4cup plus 2 tablespoons water
Pumpkin Whipped Cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4teaspoon pumpkin pie spice plus additional for garnish (optional)
1.Prepare Pot de Crème: Preheat oven to 325°. In large saucepot, whisk 2 cups cream, pumpkin, sugar, cloves, ginger, vanilla extract, cinnamon and salt until combined; cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes or until sugar dissolves and tiny bubbles begin to form around edges, whisking occasionally.
2.In medium bowl, whisk egg yolks and remaining 1 cup cream. To temper egg yolk mixture, transfer 1/3 of the warm cream mixture into yolk mixture while whisking constantly, then add cream-yolk mixture back to saucepot and whisk to combine. Strain through fine-mesh strainer; evenly divide into nine 4-ounce ramekins.
3.Place ramekins in 13 x 9-inch baking dish; add enough water to come 1/2 of the way up sides of ramekins. Cover dish with foil; bake 45 minutes or until custard is set. Transfer ramekins to cooling rack; cool 30 minutes. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or 2 days before serving.
4.Prepare Cranberry Compote: In medium saucepot, heat all ingredients to boiling over medium-high heat; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 5 minutes or until cranberries burst and mixture thickens. Remove from heat; cool, cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or 2 days before serving.
5.Prepare Pumpkin Whipped Cream: In large bowl, with mixer on low speed, beat cream, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and pumpkin pie spice 2 minutes; increase speed to medium-high and beat 4 minutes or until medium peaks form.
6.Serve Pot de Crème topped with Cranberry Compote and Pumpkin Whipped Cream; sprinkle whipped cream with pumpkin pie spice, if desired.
Approximate nutritional values per serving (1 Pot de Crème, 2 T. compote, 1 T. whipped cream):
479 Calories, 39g Fat (23g Saturated), 342mg Cholesterol,
51mg Sodium, 27g Carbohydrates, 1g Fiber, 6g Protein