Campbell Family Pumpkin-Pecan Custard

What could be better than two timeless recipes combined? The taste of traditional pumpkin pie artfully blended with classic custard make for a charming union of flavours.

3 eggs
2/3 cup (175 mL) lightly packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp (2 mL) vanilla extract
1/4 tsp (1 mL) each ground allspice, ginger, nutmeg and cloves
1 1/2 cups (375 mL) canned pumpkin purée
1 cup (250 mL) low-fat evaporated milk

2 tbsp (30 mL) brown sugar
1 tbsp (15 mL) all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground cinnamon
1/2 tbsp (7 mL) melted butter
3 tbsp (45 mL) chopped toasted pecans


Pre-heat oven to 350°F (180°C). Lightly grease six 6 oz (180 mL) ramekins and arrange on baking sheet.

In a medium bowl or large glass measuring cup, beat eggs lightly with a fork. Add ⅔ cup (150 mL) brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, allspice, ginger, nutmeg and cloves. Stir in pumpkin purée until blended. Slowly stir in evaporated milk.

Pour evenly into prepared ramekins. Bake for 20 minutes.


Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine 2 tbsp (30 mL) brown sugar, flour and ¼ tsp (1 mL) cinnamon. Add melted butter and stir in pecans.

After baking custards for 20 minutes, remove from oven and sprinkle nut mixture evenly over custards and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until a knife inserted near the centre comes out clean.

Transfer to rack to cool. Serve warm or chilled with a dollop of whipped cream, if desired.

Nutrients Per Serving: (1 custard): 231 calories, 6 g total fat, 90 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrates, 2 g fibre, 7 g protein. Excellent source of vitamin A. Good source of calcium.

Recipe courtesy of Egg Farms of Ontario (