I love the autumn when the leaves turn vibrant colors and the air takes on a crisp quality. To me, this signifies that the holiday season will shortly commence. Also on the horizon — homemade pumpkin pie, applesauce made from the apples in our orchard, my cranblueberry squares and more Fall delights!
Today I tried out a new recipe – Pumpkin Pie Soufflé. I was looking for a creamy pumpkin and pumpkin spice taste that I could serve with grilled fish and some green beans. I made the pumpkin pie soufflé in a 2 1/2 quart corningware soufflé dish, but you can also use individual corningware ramekins. The soufflé, I’m happy to say, turned out magnifique! Serve this dish as a vegetable side for dinner, or even for dessert with a dollop of fresh whipped cream! Enjoy!
- 15 oz. canned pumpkin puree
- ¼ c. evaporated milk
- 1 T. cornstarch
- 4 ounces Woolwich Dairy original Chevari goat cheese
- 1 tsp. pumpkin spice
- 1 tsp. ginger
- ⅕ tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. lemon extract
- ⅓ c. sugar
- 4 egg yolks
- 5 egg whites
- coconut oil spray
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Grease a 2½ quart soufflé dish with coconut oil spray.
- On the stovetop, cook pumpkin in a pot over low to medium heat for approximately 7-8 minutes stirring constantly until pumpkin stops steaming.
- In a bowl, mix together evaporated milk and cornstarch.
- Mix milk and cornstarch into pumpkin. Bring the pumpkin to a boil. Once boiling, remove from the heat and transfer pumpkin into a dish and place in the freezer or refrigerator for a few minutes to cool down the pumpkin.
- In a large bowl, add in the cool pumpkin, goat cheese, spices. Mix with an electric mixer.
- Beat the egg yolks into the pumpkin mixture one at a time.
- In another bowl, add in egg whites and mix with an electric mixer until soft peaks form.
- Slowly add in sugar to the egg whites, mixing well. The egg whites will become stiff.
- Gently fold egg whites into the pumpkin mixture.
- Pour mixture into the greased soufflé dish.
- Bake soufflé for approximately 45 minutes. Insert a knife or toothpick into the center and it should come out clean.
- Serve warm.
©2013 – Maryann Ridini Spencer