Get your pumpkin flavor fix with this diabetic-friendly crème brûlée recipe! Allow for ample time for this recipe to chill and set before adding the melted sugar topping. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Diabetic Living Magazine


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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Place eight 6-ounce ramekins or custard cups in a large roasting pan. In a small heavy saucepan combine and heat evaporated milk, half-and-half, butter, pumpkin pie spice and salt over medium-low heat just until edges are bubbly and butter is nearly melted.

  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl beat egg yolks, egg, pumpkin, 1/3 cup sugar and vanilla with a whisk just until combined. Slowly whisk in the hot milk mixture.

  • Divide pumpkin mixture among ramekins. Place roasting pan on oven rack. Pour enough boiling water into roasting pan to reach halfway up sides of ramekins.

  • Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until centers barely move when pan is touched. Remove ramekins from water; cool on a wire rack. Cover and chill at least 8 hours or overnight.

  • Before serving, let custards stand at room temperature 20 minutes. Meanwhile, in a medium heavy skillet heat 8 teaspoons sugar over medium-high until sugar begins to melt, shaking skillet occasionally (do not stir). Once the sugar starts to melt, reduce heat to low and cook 5 minutes or until all of the sugar is melted and golden, stirring as needed with a wooden spoon.

  • Quickly pour melted sugar over custards (if sugar hardens in the skillet, return to heat; stir until melted). Serve immediately with whipped topping.


Tip: If using a sugar substitute, choose Splenda(R) Sugar Blend for Baking in place of granulated sugar for the custards. Follow package directions to use product amount that's equivalent to 1/3 cup granulated sugar. Use regular sugar for the topping. Nutrition analysis per serving: same as below except 169 calories, 19 g carbohydrate, 16 g total sugar, 0.707 mg iron. Exchanges: 1/2 other carbohydrate. Carbohydrate Choice: 1.

To use a kitchen torch, prepare as directed through Step 4. Let custards stand at room temperature 20 minutes. Sprinkle 1 tsp. of the sugar over each custard. Using the torch, melt the sugar by evenly moving the tip of the flame across the top of the custards to form a crispy layer.

Nutrition Facts

182 calories; total fat 7.2g 11% DV; saturated fat 4.1g; cholesterol 127mg 42% DV; sodium 169mg 7% DV; potassium 98mg 3% DV; carbohydrates 23.3g 8% DV; fiber 0.7g 3% DV; sugar 21g; protein 6g 12% DV; exchange other carbs 2; vitamin a iu 3998IU; vitamin c 1mg; folate 19mcg; calcium 160mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 9mg; added sugar 13g.