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Pumpkin Flan

Pumpkin Flan

I not only love Thanksgiving the holiday, but I devoutly believe in thanksgiving every other day of the year as well. Practicing gratitude and giving thanks to others is a gift to the giver.

This is much of the reason of why I love to bake. By its very nature baking is a communal endeavor. You don’t bake a singular cookie, one slice of pie, or a piece of bread, but rather dozens of cookies, a whole pie, and a loaf of bread. All meant to be given and shared, especially on Thanksgiving.

Now, let’s face it. Thanksgiving is culinary chaos at its best, so anything I am able to make ahead to minimize the stress of the day I welcome. This Pumpkin Flan recipe is not only luscious, caramel goodness, but it’s also a perfect make ahead dessert that is even better the next day. It’s a fantastically fall and perfectly pumpkiny spiced dessert that is fairly easy to make once you master the caramel part (which you will because I teach you how to make it here, step by step!). 

Milk, Tea & Honey Crème Caramel

Milk, Tea & Honey Crème Caramel

Perhaps I was still in that hazy, sleep deprived, beyond exhausted, new mom phase when I thought it was a good idea to board an airplane with a weary three month old clinging to my chest, a doe-eyed toddler nervously gripping my leg, and the cumulative weight of the reality of heading to a city I had never stepped in, to walk into a house that I hastily agreed to buy sight unseen, resting uneasily on my shoulders. What had I done? Eight years later, the answer is as clear as the sunlight streaming through the honey jars lining a bee farm wall.