My family isn't big on pumpkin pie, but we always have it for tradition's sake. Last Thanksgiving I decided to try something new, so I made Crustless Milk and Cardamom “Pumpkin Pie," a creamy custard baked inside of a pumpkin, from No Recipes. I've since made the simple custard with a variety of new flavors and toppings--this pumpkin spice flavored custard with rummy pecan sauce is my favorite combo so far. Use 6-8 small ramekins. (http://norecipes.com/2008/12/02/crustless-milk-and-cardamom-%E2%80%9Cpumpkin-pie%E2%80%9D/) —Loves Food Loves to Eat
Combine both milks in a saucepan and gently heat until slightly frothy. Turn to low and add cinnamon stick, pie spice, and nutmeg--steep for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and continue steeping for about 10 minutes, until milk is lukewarm. Remove cinnamon stick.
Whisk together the eggs and yolks then whisk this into the milk mixture.
Pour mixture into ramekins and place ramekins in a baking dish. Fill baking dish with water (be careful not to get water in ramekins) halfway up side of ramekin.
Bake for 40-50 minutes, until solid but still slightly jiggly.
Cool until set.
Pecan Rum Sauce
Combine water, sugar, and cinnamon stick. Boil for 5 minutes, remove from heat. Remove cinnamon stick, and stir in rum. Add pecans.
Serve warm or cool over cool custard cups... with a dollup of whipped cream if you're feelin' fancy.