I loved this!! I sub'd honey for the sugar, and baked it about an extra 10-15 mins as it didn't set up enough in the prescribed time (probably b/c of the added liquid in the honey). The result was a substantial, hearty, yet fluffy custard with an earthy, rich taste. It was a great addition to my family's Christmas dinner and I can't wait to make it again.
I wasn't really sure what to expect, but I really enjoyed this. It tasted like pumpkin pie filling minus the crust. I made a half recipe, using just 1 egg plus some ground flax (I ran out of eggs but the flax box says you can use it as a substitute). I also used Cool Whip instead of the rum topping. I did bake it an extra 10 minutes...it just didn't seem done enough when the timer went off.
Tagged in Everyday is a Holiday. I had to make this gluten/diary free, using rice flour, Earth Balance, rice milk and no whip. cream (so no rum). I used 3 jumbo eggs and some leftover pumpkin pie filling (I accidentally bought that instead of plain pumpkin). So I only added 1/2 C brown sugar. Not sure if it was all my changes, but it took 1 3/4 hours in my oven to firm up, but once cooled a bit (we ate it warm) it was yummy. I'm on my 2nd serving. Tastes like pumpkin pie without the crust.
I'm always interested in finding new ways to serve pumpkin, especially when the recipe goes together as easily as this one did! However the closest I came to using the rum was to sub a rum flavoring for it! VERY, VERY TASTY, & a worthy candidate for serving during the end-of-year holidays! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Zaar Stars tag]