Kahlua Pumpkin Flan

1-1/4 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 cup canned or cooked pumpkin
1-1/4 cups half and half
1/4 cup Kahlua
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

In skillet, heat 3/4 cup sugar over medium heat until sugar is dissolved and turns golden color. Immediately pour into bottom of six oz custard cups or souffle dishes. Set aside.

In bowl, beat eggs with remaining 1/2 cup sugar, pumpkin, half and half, Kahlua, cinnamon and nutmeg. Divide mixture between prepared dishes. Set in 13x9 inch baking pan and pour water into pan to come half-way up dishes. Bake at 325F about 40 minutes or until just set. Remove from oven and cool, then chill. To serve, run thin knife around edges of dishes, then turn out onto individual dessert plates.

Serves 6

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana