Tuesday, October 5, 2010

TEXAS PUMPKIN CUSTARD

This is an old recipe from Texas, my home for the past 28 years.

1 cup pumpkin, canned or cooked fresh
2 lightly beaten eggs
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/3 tsp salt
dash of ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup evaporated milk
1/8 tsp fresh grated orange rind
In a mixing bowl mix the pumpkin, eggs, brown sugar, salt, ginger, and cinnamon together well. Stir in the evaporated milk and the orange rind. Pour the mixture into custard cups. Set the cups in a shallow baking pan of hot water that is high enough to come almost but not quite to the top of the muffin cups. Bake at 325 degrees for 40 minutes or until the custard is done.

Serve topped with whipped cream sprinkled with cinnamon, if desired.


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