Decadent Low-Calorie Pumpkin Custard Recipe

Decadent Low-Calorie Pumpkin Custard is the perfect low-calorie dessert for the holidays. Many of us look forward to having pumpkin pie once a year on Thanksgiving but we may not want all the extra calories. Give this recipe a try – you’ll get all the pumpkin pie goodness with 1/2 the calories.  

If you want a lighter dessert, but still want all of the flavors of your traditional pumpkin pie, try making this simple pumpkin custard instead. This pumpkin custard is basically a pumpkin pie without the pie shell. In fact, pumpkin pie is a fairly healthy dessert option, and it is even healthier if you don’t use the pie shell, which is made mostly from butter. 

Enjoy pumpkin custard throughout the fall season, since pumpkins are in such ready supply you can easily use fresh pumpkin, or use canned puréed pumpkin if you are short on time or can’t find fresh pumpkin.

 

Pumpkin Custard

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Pumpkin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 189 kcal
Author: Kelly DiMascio
Many of us look forward to having pumpkin pie once a year on Thanksgiving. However, you can enjoy pumpkin pie throughout the fall season, since pumpkins are in such ready supply. 

If you want a lighter dessert, but still want all of the flavors of your traditional pumpkin pie, try making this simple pumpkin custard instead. This pumpkin custard is basically a pumpkin pie without the pie shell. In fact, pumpkin pie is a fairly healthy dessert option, and it is even healthier if you don't use the pie shell, which is made mostly from butter. 

You can make this custard by purchasing a puréed pumpkin and following the easy recipe on the can, or you can use fresh seasonal pumpkins and make a fresh pumpkin custard.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups pureed pumpkin
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups light cream or skin evaporated milk
  • 3 large eggs

Instructions

  1. You can puree the pumpkin yourself rather than using canned pumpkin.
  2. To do so, start by finding a smallish pumpkin that was grown for eating, not carving.
  3. Cut your pumpkin in half and scrape off the seeds and cut out the stem.
  4. Place the pumpkin halves on a greased baking sheet with the peel-side down and cover with foil.
  5. Bake at 325 degrees for approximately an hour, then remove the foil and continue to bake for another 45 minutes.
  6. When the flesh of the pumpkin is very soft, it is done. Allow the pumpkin to cool, until it can be handled.
  7. Then using a spoon scrape the flesh of the pumpkin off of the peel. Discard the peel.
  8. Next, place your pumpkin in a very fine sieve over the sink and top with a heavy weight, allow the pumpkin to drain for some time.
  9. Now you have fresh pumpkin puree for your custard.
  10. When you are ready to make your custard, take your pumpkin and place it in the food processor with all of the spices and sugar.
  11. Now put the pumpkin puree into a saucepan and bring to a simmer.
  12. Stirring continuously, cook the pumpkin until thick.
  13. Next quickly whisk in the cream or milk and bring to a very gentle simmer.
  14. Beat the eggs until mixed in the food processor or a large bowl, then slowly add the hot pumpkin.
  15. Pour the filling into a greased pie pan and bake until the custard is firm, approximately 30 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Make this super easy by using canned pumpkin puree.  If you are watching your calories this holiday season, this is a great option - all the taste with 1/2 the calories.

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Custard
Amount Per Serving
Calories 189 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 63mg21%
Sodium 235mg10%
Potassium 349mg10%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 9810IU196%
Vitamin C 3.1mg4%
Calcium 191mg19%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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