Try my easy pumpkin crème brûlée, so delicious you'll want to eat it year-round. It has a smooth and creamy pumpkin custard filling, warm spices and the characteristic caramelized sugar topping.

Easy Pumpkin Crème Brûlée

  • Author: Delphine Fortin
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Desserts


Easy Pumpkin crème brûlée makes a quick dessert and has everything to fix your sweet tooth. This smooth and creamy pumpkin custard is enhanced with warming spices and topped with a caramelized sugar topping. A lovely twist to the classic crème brûlée.



  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup (70g) sugar + extra for dusting
  • 1/2 cup (115g) pumpkin puree
  • 1 vanilla pod, cut lengthwise
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 cup (360 ml) heavy whipping cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F (160°C).
  2. In a large bowl, whisk egg yolks with sugar until combined. Add pumpkin purée, vanilla seeds (keep the pod for later), cinnamon and pumpkin spice. Set aside.
  3. Heat heavy cream with the vanilla pod in a saucepan over medium heat. Turn off the burner as soon as it comes to a simmer. Remove the vanilla pod.
  4. Slowly pour the heavy cream into the egg mixture while whisking constantly so that the hot cream doesn’t cook the eggs.
  5. Strain the hot custard through a fine mesh sieve to catch any clumps that may have accumulated.
  6. Place 4 (5-ounces) ramekins into a deep baking dish and pour the custard into. Fill the baking dish with enough boiling water so it reaches half way up the sides of the ramekins.
  7. Carefully transfer the baking dish to the oven on the middle rack and bake for 25-30 mins or until just set and slightly jiggling in the center.
  8. Remove the ramekins from the water bath, let cool down to room temperature and refrigerate for about 2 hours.
  9. When ready to serve, sprinkle sugar on top of each crème brûlée and distribute evenly, then use a kitchen torch to caramelize the sugar, making sure to constantly move the torch to get en even crystallization. Enjoy immediately!

Keywords: pumpkin creme brulee