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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Pumpkin Spice Creme Brulee

What is Pumpkinpalooza! ?  It's a celebration of the harvest and a new pumpkin recipe every day for a week.  Pumpkin offers many phytochemicals, nutrients and of course fiber!
What are phytochemicals?  You've heard of antioxidants, right?  Fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes are loaded with these health promoting substances.  These little powerhouses include vitamins, minerals and enzymes that help prevent cancer and other diseases by protecting our cells from the damages of oxidation.  Reseachers have discovered that these foods also contain phytochemicals that give them color, flavor and natural disease resistance.  This group of biologically active substances include bioflavonoids, isoflavones, indoles, saponins just to name a few.  Each group fights cancer in it's own way.  Cancer is a multistep process and phytochemicals seem to work by blocking one or more of these steps.

Welcome to the first recipe in our Pumpkinpalooza! celebration week!

Pumpkin Spice Creme Brulee
We clipped this one out of the newspaper years ago.  Yummy!

Preheat oven to 300°.
In a large bowl, whisk together the following:

2 cups heavy cream
2 tsp. rum or vanilla extract
8 egg yolks (free range)
1/3 cup evap cane juice
1 cup pure organic pumpkin
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground ginger
Skim off any foam or bubbles.

Divide mixture into 6 ramekins or custard cups.
Place in hot water bath in baking dish and bake until set around the edges. (about 30-40 minutes)
Remove in water bath until cooled.  Remove cups and let set 2 hours (up to 2 days) in the fridge.
Remove from fridge 30 minutes before serving. 
Sprinkle tops with about 2 teaspoons of sugar and brown carefully with a kitchen torch or under the broiler for a few minutes.  Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.

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1 comment:

  1. Your pumpkin spice creme brulee sounds like a perfect fall dessert - yum!


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