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Pumpkin Creme Caramel is the perfect sweet-spicy dessert that is so easy to make. Gluten free, creamy and delicious. 
Pumpkin Creme Caramel
Makes a 8 inch round dessert serving 6-8
  • 1/2 cup castor sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (home-made or store bought)
  • 1/2 tsp powdered nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp powdered cinnamon
  • 1 can condensed milk (395 g)
  • 1 can half and half (use the same can to mix equal parts of milk and pouring/single cream)
Cinnamon roasted Walnuts 
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 castor sugar
  • 2 cups walnut halves
  • a pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 160 degrees C (140 degrees C for fan forced ovens). Lightly grease an 8 inch round cake pan.
Make the caramel : Place castor sugar in a medium saucepan with 2 tablespoons water. Stir over low heat, without boiling, until sugar has dissolved. Increase heat slightly and bring to the boil. Cook, without stirring, for about 7 mins, or until mixture is a deep golden-caramel colour. Use a wet pastry brush to brush away any crystals from the side of the saucepan. Quickly pour the caramel into the prepared cake pan. (Be careful as this mixture is really hot). Stand the cake pan in a baking dish.
Place the eggs, pumpkin puree, spices, condensed milk and half and half together in a mixing bowl. Using a blender or in a food processor blend everything together till you have a smooth consistency. Pour into the round pan over the caramel. Add boiling water to the baking dish so it comes halfway up the sides of the creme caramel. Carefully place the baking dish with the cake pan into the preheated oven.
Bake for an hour to an hour and 10 minutes or until the mixture seems set but is slightly wobbly in the centre. Remove from oven and the cake pan from the baking dish. Place on a wire rack to cool completely.
Once cooled to room temperature, place in the fridge to set (approx 4 hours, preferably overnight). When ready to serve, turn the Creme Caramel onto a serving plate (a lot of liquid will also pour out which is delicious). Top with cinnamon roasted walnuts. Enjoy!
To make the Cinnamon roasted walnuts : Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
Beat egg whites lightly. Add walnuts, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Toss to coat evenly.
Pour on to the prepared baking tray and spread in a single layer. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until caramelized and golden.