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Pumpkin Spice Creme Brûlée Recipe

This deceptively simple dessert delights the palate with fall flair! Crack into the caramelized crust to reveal a pillowy vanilla custard.

By Kristan Raines |

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 65 min.

Total Time: 75 min.

Servings: 4


1 packet Dr. Oetker’s Crème Brûlée Mix

1 cup cold heavy whipping cream

1 cup cold milk

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

4 ramekins or 3 ceramic pumpkins


1. Add the milk and the whipping cream to a saucepan over medium heat. Add the custard packet and pumpkin pie spice and whisk until incorporated.

2. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil, stirring constantly, and allow it to simmer for 30 seconds, then remove from heat.

3. Divide the hot custard between 4 oven safe ramekins. If using ceramic pumpkins, fill with about ⅔ cup of the custard in each one. Let the custard stand at room temp for 1 hour or until a skin forms on top.

4. Set oven rack to high position and preheat the oven’s broiler. Sprinkle the surface of each custard with the caramelizing sugar then place on a baking sheet. Place the ramekins under the boiler, leaving oven door slightly open for 3-4 minutes, or until browned.

*Note: If you use ceramic pumpkins, the edges might not caramelize as much as they would in a traditional ramekin. To fix this, use a culinary torch to brûlée the edges a bit more, or simply enjoy as is.

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