Autumn is one of my favorite times of year. The air feels crisp and clean, apples taste sweeter, and my favorite winter squash abounds: Pumpkin! How can you not love a vegetable that makes the most delicious desserts? I use every possible opportunity to incorporate pumpkins into my fall recipes, but pumpkin pie custard has to be my favorite. I eat it for breakfast or as a sweet treat after lunch or dinner. Best of all, it is filling and satisfying but without all the extra sugar and processed flour in pumpkin pie.
- 2 x 15 oz cans of Fresh Pumpkin
- 1/2 cup Raw Honey
- 1 tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice (1-1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ginger, 1/4 tsp cloves)
- 4 Large Eggs
- 14 oz can of Light Coconut Milk (or low fat 2% evaporated milk)
- Preheat oven to 425° F.
- Lightly grease glass bakeware with butter (one 13″ x 8″ dish, or several smaller dishes)
- Mix together pumpkin, honey and spices (KitchenAid mixer will work well!). Add the eggs. Last, pour in the coconut milk.
- Pour the liquid into your greased dishes. Place in the middle of the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
- Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for 40 – 60 minutes (depending on the size of your pan). The custard will be done when you can shake it and the middle does not jiggle (or insert a butter knife in the middle and see if it comes out clean).
- Let the pumpkin cool completely (overnight is ideal) and serve cold, either as breakfast or a dessert.
Makes 12 servings, 100 calories per serving.
OPTIONAL Alternative Serving Ideas:
- Top custard with nonfat vanilla greek yogurt as a creamy topping.
- Serve custard with a plate of ginger snap cookies for a sweet dip at parties.