Recipe by Karla Rossi
"This is one of our family's favorites, a custard-filled pumpkin that looks quite impressive on the holiday table (From Breaking Bread: A Family History Preserved By Seven Sisters). Originally submitted to ThanksgivingRecipe.com."
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heavy whipping cream
packed brown sugar
This is great. The kids loved it. To resolve the problem of setting the custard I cooked it on the stove for about 20 mins on low med heat before putting it in the pumpkin.
hmm... I wish this rating system was more specific, for taste it deserves a 4+ stars, presentation 5, but as far as preparation is concerned the size of the pumpkin needs to be more specific. Mine luckily just fit the amount of ingredients, but the cooking time and temp were way off. After 2 hours it wasn't even slightly done, but I took anothers suggestion and nuked it for 4 minutes to set the custard which worked, but i think this recipe needs to be tweaked.
I took the suggestion to bake the pumpkin with the top off - this was a mistake because the pumpkin caved in partially. The custard did cook beautifully and was a nice brown. However, the pumpkin was not a pretty centerpiece.
Also, my pumpkin may have been too large. I used a 12 lb pumpkin. When the custard rose it was about 1/3 of the pumpkin.
I would like to try again next year!
I made this last night and it came out amazing! I did a few things different though. I made enough for 14 servings and I replaced 2 of the 4 cups of heavy cream with eggnog. I also added some imitation rum flavoring and some vanilla extract as well. I also only used 1/4 tsp of ginger. I was having issues with it setting though. So after 1 hour 45 min @ 350 it was still liquid so I upped the temp to 400 for 30 min and then it set up perfectly!
This is a really fun recipe to make and eat. 350 degrees may be a little too hot, as the center of the custard wasn't quite done before the outside started to burn. The consistency is close to that of bread pudding and compliments the pumpkin flesh nicely. Mmmmm.
This recipie was a big hit.. impressive to serve and delightful to eat. I served it here in Sweden and it was the first time most had tasted pumpkin, and they loved it.
This took so much longer to cook that the skin of the pumpkin scorched a little. The custard tasted good but was an unappetizing gray color. Won't try again.
this was a mess the custard did not cook at all just liquid the pumpkin burnt and had to remove from oven ... the liquid was a beautiful color ... tried cooking inside on stove but to late did not work not sure i will ever try it again....
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Baked Whole Pumpkin
Serving Size: 1/7 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 7
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 281
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