Chocolate Pot de Creme Baked in a Pumpkin!

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Happy Halloween!! This is one of my favourite times of year for making desserts, and this year I’ve gotten extra inventive… I baked a Chocolate Pot de Crème in a little pumpkin! I wasn’t sure how this would turn out, but the results were more than impressive. Chocolate mousse nestled in a small pumpkin will be a delight to eat this Halloween!

 

Pumpkin Chocolate Pot de Creme

  • 170ml milk
  • 115ml heavy cream (double cream)
  • 85g 70% dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 30g granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg, plus extra for topping
  • pinch of salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Get two small pumpkins, approx. 5″ in diameter. Cut off the tops, and scoop out the seeds completely so that you have a clean inside. (See images below). Cover the insides with brown sugar. Place the pumpkins and lids in a deep baking tray. Bake for approx. 30-45mins. with the lids off.
  2. Remove the pumpkins from the oven and swirl the melted brown sugar around the inside of the pumpkins. Drain away any excess. Set aside in their baking tray.
  3. In a heavy saucepan, bring the milk, heavy cream, cinnamon and nutmeg to a gentle boil at medium-high heat. Remove from heat and add the chocolate. Allow to sit for 5mins so the chocolate can melt.
  4. Whisk together the egg, egg yolk, sugar, and salt until dissolved.
  5. Stir the chocolate mixture until the chocolate is completely melted. Now, while whisking, VERY SLOWLY pour in the egg mixture in a continuous stream until well combined with the chocolate.
  6. Pour the mixture through a sieve into a container with a pour spout (this will get out any lumps).
  7. Pour the mixture into each pumpkin in equal parts. Turn the oven down to 300F.
  8. Bake the pumpkin pot de cremes for about 30-40mins, or until the centers are slightly wobbly.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Sprinkle with nutmeg to finish.
  10. You can adjust the lids to the pumpkin with toothpicks, or place directly on top so your guests get a surprise of whats inside!

Makes 2 small pumpkin pot de cremes.

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