Pumpkin Custard

published by jennifer eiffel01 on Sep 18, 2012

Pumpkin custard makes a great Halloween treat.

Modern Family cookbook from 1960’s My mom’s first cookbook


1 cup canned pumpkin

1 egg beaten slightly

1/2 cup brown sugar packed

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ginger

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 Tablespoon hot water

1 cup evaporated milk

Mix pumpkin with egg, sugar, salt and spices blended to a paste with the hot water.

Stir in milk, then pour mixture in custard cups. Set cups in shallow pan of hot water and bake in  a moderately slow oven 325F 40 minutes or until custard tests done.

How does custard test done?

Insert A sharp pointed knife into one custard in two places: at center and and halfway between center and side of cup. First point may be slightly underdone, indicated by semi liquid custard adhering to knife; second point should be done, indicated by knife coming out clean. Custard cup holds sufficient heat to complete cooking of custard after removing from oven.

14 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. # 1 by momofplenty
    September 18th, 2012 at 11:46 am #

    Seriously, I am collecting your awesome recipes for Thanksgiving, it is my turn to make the meal this year. Thank you for making the instructions care free and easy to follow. This sounds sooo good, I think I will make it before Thanksgiving and have it all to myslef…. (I might give the kids a bite or two) :)

  2. # 2 by stevetheblogger
    September 18th, 2012 at 11:51 am #

    Great article I am not a great lover of pumpkin but I will surely give this one a go.
    Best Wishes

  3. # 3 by norlaw
    September 18th, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    Sound like a great custard recipe. Thanks

  4. # 4 by Robin L
    September 18th, 2012 at 12:27 pm #

    Great recipe…Can’t wait to try it:)

  5. # 5 by Rose that grew from concrete
    September 18th, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

    mmm! must try this one out, great share thanks

  6. # 6 by lauralu
    September 18th, 2012 at 2:09 pm #


  7. # 7 by sheilanewton
    September 18th, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

    What a great recipe for my home-grown pumpkins. They’re nearly ready for the plucking!!!

  8. # 8 by Jswana
    September 18th, 2012 at 4:28 pm #

    Sounds very easy and tasteful. Thanks for sharing!

  9. # 9 by jfay1995
    September 18th, 2012 at 6:16 pm #

    I love custard and this would be good for Halloween to do with my girls.

  10. # 10 by Martin Kloess
    September 18th, 2012 at 7:55 pm #

    Well done thank you for sharing.

  11. # 11 by smokychristine
    September 18th, 2012 at 10:22 pm #

    This is one of my favorite recipes too.

  12. # 12 by KittyK
    September 19th, 2012 at 1:18 am #

    Custard is absolutely delicious and this recipe is one I will make for sure, this Fall….

  13. # 13 by Eunike
    September 19th, 2012 at 2:53 am #

    Sounds promising! Thanks

  14. # 14 by Kai Vicky
    September 21st, 2012 at 11:17 pm #

    Looks nice.

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