Sweet Pumpkin Custard: A Delicious Dessert For Halloween.
For Halloween or any other occasion, surprise your guests by preparing a sweet pumpkin custard! This custard, with its beautiful orange color and incredible velvety texture, is as delicious as it is easy to make.
Here are the necessary ingredients to prepare a sweet pumpkin custard for 4 people:
500 g of pumpkin.
75 g of sifted flour.
100 g of sugar.
2 packets of vanilla sugar.
12 cl of milk.
15 g of melted butter.
grated organic lemon zest (optional).
Preparation of pumpkin puree
The recipe for sweet pumpkin flan is very simple. You can use fresh pumpkin or another squash, like butternut squash.
1- Cut the pumpkin flesh into pieces.
2- Cook the pumpkin pieces in boiling water for 20 to 25 minutes until the pieces are tender.
3- Drain the pumpkin flesh in a strainer.
4- When it has drained well, mash it into a fine puree using a fork.
Preparing the flan device
Once the pumpkin puree is ready, preparing the sweet pumpkin flan is very quick.
1- Pour the pumpkin puree into a large bowl.
2- Melt the butter and let it cool.
3- Gradually incorporate sifted flour, sugar, and vanilla sugar into the pumpkin puree.
4- Add milk to loosen the mixture, then add melted butter and whole eggs. Mix well.
5- If desired, you can flavor this flan with grated lemon zest, but it is optional.
6- Pour this mixture into a buttered flan mold.
1- Preheat your oven to 180°C (th.6).
2- Bake the custard for about 40 to 45 minutes. The cooking time may vary depending on the shape and height of the mold used.
Note: The sweet pumpkin custard is cooked when a knife inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
Let the sweet pumpkin flan cool before unmolding it onto a serving dish.
This dessert can be enjoyed warm or cold. I recommend serving it cold with a caramel sauce or a dollop of whipped cream for added indulgence. Happy Halloween!