Roasted Pumpkin Pot de Creme

When I see the first pumpkin at the market, I know fall is just a twinkle away.  Short days and crisp nights are just around the corner, which is also a sign to start making comfort food.  Food to nourish our souls, and keep us warm during the long winter months.  Most people think of comfort food as being savory, but, it can also be a sweet little bite of love.

Pot de cremes are exactly that;  a little bite of love.  They are so rich, and flavorful, that you only need a couple bites.  Couple weeks ago, I made these pot de cremes with some roasted pumpkin puree.   We were in the middle of a big move, somewhat homeless and found ourselves house-sitting for friends.  Our lives felt a bit out of sorts, and we yearned for some comfort.  While a big pot of soup came to mind, after roasting some pumpkins, we decided something sweet was in order.  This pot de creme recipe is simple to make, and easier to eat;  we could not stop at just one!  It would be really lovely served alongside Thanksgiving giving.

Some of you may have seen some tweets that I am in Austin.  I will be here for another week, and Lenny is back home taking care of business.  This is the first time we have been apart for more than a few days;  it is strange for me not to see him everyday, even though we talk.  It is not uncomfortable, just a bit strange.  I came down a few days ago to share  some time with an old friend, before embarking on a project.  Last night we realized we have known each other for 20 years;  but, it feels like only yesterday.  We have been sharing food, wine, and special time with her lovely teen-age girls (it is making us both relive our youth a bit).  It has been really sweet, and comfortable, just as the pot de cremes were.  Starting Sunday, I will be stepping out of my comfort zone, and submerging myself in some personal growth.  I will be spending a week with some very talented photographers, Lynn, Penny, and Scott, during their Photographic Muse Austin Workshop.  I am really excited to submerge myself, and to learn everything that I can in one short week.  Hopefully, finding a little time to also share with y’all.  In the meantime, make yourself a batch of these pot de cremes.

Recipe:  Roasted Pumpkin Pot de Creme

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  1. Just found your website. Beautiful photos, and all of these recipes look amazing. I’m been doing so many pumpkin dishes lately, but this sounds like a must make.

  2. Oh these look amazing!! I’m bookmarking this for Thanksgiving. YUM

  3. 20 years! So amazing, Denise…thinking of you and know that you’re going to have an amazing time in Austin. Can’t wait to hear more about it!xox.

  4. This is going to my shorted list for thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

  5. omg love these! Just put on pinterest and twitter

  6. Wait – am I being really dumb… I cant see a recipe!! And I desperately want to make them! Do you think they woul dwork with tinned pumpkin (whatever the recipe may be…. :) )

  7. Yummm… I love pot de creme! I’ve never thought of making a pumpkin one. Thanks for sharing!

    (btw, this is my first time on your blog – gorgeous!)

  8. Your photography is beautiful! Love these most of all with the pots de creme. I have finally taken my own food photography more seriously. Just got my first real camera and here goes. Maybe I should look into course? Is it open to public?
    First time on your blog. Its really lovely.

  9. These are the picture of autumn. And they sure beat the usual chocolate pots de cremes. ;)

  10. Best recipe ever. I’m making this for Thanksgiving, lady! :-)

  11. Carolyn says:

    This is definitely going on my Thanksgiving table!!! BTW, where are those adorable little jars from? They would go great with my vanilla-wine reduction panna cotta!!! Thanks!

  12. Hi Carolyn, aren’t those jars adorable. We bring them back from Paris – they are little yogurt jars. Denise loves them and uses for desserts as well as candle holders. ~ Lenny


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