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Pumpkin Custards with Hazelnut Caramel

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From EatingWell:  November/December 1992

Spiced creamy pumpkin custards are topped with a hazelnut caramel sauce in the perfect dessert for fall entertaining.

6 servings | Active Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 3 1/2 hours (includes chilling)

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Whisk together pumpkin, eggs, milk and vanilla in a medium bowl.
  3. Combine brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt in a small bowl. Sift into the pumpkin mixture and whisk until incorporated. Divide the mixture equally among six 3/4-cup custard cups.
  4. Set the cups in a baking dish and pour in boiling water to come halfway up the outsides of the cups. Bake until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes. Remove the custards from the oven and cool them to room temperature. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
  5. Meanwhile, spread hazelnuts on a pie plate and toast in a 350°F oven for 10 minutes to loosen the skins. Rub off skins and let cool. Chop finely and set aside.
  6. Line a baking sheet with foil. Combine granulated sugar and water in a small, heavy saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook, without stirring, until the syrup is a deep amber color, 5 to 10 minutes. Do not let the syrup burn. Pour the hot syrup onto the prepared baking sheet. Quickly tilt to spread the caramel in a thin layer. Sprinkle on the toasted nuts. Let cool. When the caramel is hard, break into shards.
  7. Process cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar and Cognac (or vanilla) in a food processor or blender until smooth. Garnish the custards with a spoonful of the cream and shards of the hazelnut caramel.

Nutrition

Per serving : 352 Calories; 7 g Fat; 3 g Sat; 3 g Mono; 85 mg Cholesterol; 63 g Carbohydrates; 11 g Protein; 2 g Fiber; 384 mg Sodium; 543 mg Potassium

4 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 4 other carbohydrates, 1 fat

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