• Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Serves:

Baked Pumpkin with Vanilla Custard Filling

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Category: Holiday, Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • 2-4 lb pie pumpkin, halved and cleaned
  • 3 cups hot milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar (I used maple sugar)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, or pumpkin pie spice
  • pinch of salt


1. Cut pumpkin in half, remove the seeds, and bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Set aside.

2. Heat milk in a saucepan until a thin skin forms over the milk.

3. Slightly beat the eggs, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl. Do not whip them, just beat the mixture enough to completely break up the eggs. We don”™t want to add any air in there.

4. Slowly add 1/4 to 1/3 of the hot milk, stirring constantly.
Add the rest of the milk.

5. Place pumpkin halves in a baking dish, propping them up with crumpled balls of tin foil if necessary.

6. Fill the center of each pumpkin with custard.

7. Return to the 350 degree oven and bake for about 45 minutes, or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.

8. Let cool before serving.

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