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Spiced Pumpkin Soufflé

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One of Our Pumpkin Recipe Finalists

When we saw that a Spiced Pumpkin Soufflé had been entered in our contest we were a bit surprised; you don’t think of or see soufflés everyday. And the image that captured it in its towering glory drew us in. Then as we read Shauna’s directions we were so impressed with how approachable she made it. It has always been important to us at Bakepedia to demystify the baking process and she held our hands, step-by-step. Check out Shauna’s other recipes at haveyourselfatime.com

Let’s get to know Shauna:

Dédé: How did you find Bakepedia?

Shauna: I found out about it on ContestCook.com and I thought, well, I am not much of a baker but I’ve had luck with a few things…

You mean recipes or contests?

Both! (We both laugh). I have really enjoyed Bakepedia. I love the big images of the people you interview; it really sets you apart. I have a blog so I do spend some time looking at other food blogs and sites…

What is your site?

It’s called HaveYourselfATime and it’s not a professional blog or anything; it’s really just my personal blog. I enjoy learning new things. I will set aside whole days and that’s what I did teaching myself to make a soufflé.

You had never made one before? You jumped into a contest with a soufflé and you had never made one? How the heck did you decide that was the recipe to make?

I have a fetish for classic French cooking and all the technique. I had always been curious about soufflé; I didn’t think I could make one. That’s what I do on Sundays. I just spend the day in the kitchen working on recipes for my blog. I thought, why not try!

I am so impressed. You completely demystified it.

Well, thank you. I had to write it in a way that I could understand it so it all worked out! I am constantly reading about technique and thinking about how I can do things in a way that won’t be hard.

I also liked that it was for two. I think many people don’t bake because they think they are going to end up with three dozen cookies around and maybe their household is just them or one other person.

Thank you Shauna and Good Luck!

I was looking for something a little different to serve this Thanksgiving, but I didn't want those who love tradition to be disappointed that there wasn't any pumpkin pie on the menu. I created this delightful spiced pumpkin soufflé that has all the fragrance of holiday spices and the flavors of fresh pumpkin, but has the most wonderful light texture and is served straight from the oven. It is a warm and satisfying holiday treat.

Spiced Pumpkin Soufflé

Author: Dede
Serves: 2


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 4 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole milk, hot
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup pure pumpkin purée
  • 2 large eggs
  • a pinch of the following: salt, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and pumpkin pie spice
  • Powdered sugar for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 390 degrees F.

  2. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in the microwave and use a pastry brush to butter the insides of two, 1-cup ramekins. Make sure the insides are fully coated in butter. Add 1 tablespoon of sugar to each ramekin and move the ramekin around to coat the inside in sugar. Set aside.

  3. In a small saucepan, melt the other 1 tablespoon of butter. Add the flour and cook over medium heat for 1 minute while constantly stirring with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon.

  4. Add the hot milk and stir for a minute or two until the mixture thickens. Add the pumpkin puree, vanilla, and spices and stir. Remove from heat.

  5. Separate the egg whites from the yolks. Set the yolks aside.

  6. In a clean, medium-sized bowl, beat the egg whites with a hand mixer until they form soft peaks. Set aside.

  7. Whisk the yolks one at a time into the pumpkin mixture until smooth.

  8. Add 1/4 of the egg whites to the pumpkin mixture and whisk until smooth. Add the rest of the egg whites to the pumpkin mixture, but this time gently fold in the whites being careful not to deflate the whites.

  9. Pour the mixture into the ramekins.

  10. Bake for 15 minutes. The soufflé will rise.

  11. Remove from the oven, top with a generous shake of powdered sugar, and serve immediately.

Author's Tips

  • Soufflés are easy to make, but they fall down really fast. Make sure you serve these right out of the oven. They are still good if they do fall though, so don't stress!

Comments (54)

54 Responses to Spiced Pumpkin Soufflé

  1. Mason Havey December 7, 2014 at 3:21 pm #

    My vote is for this one!

  2. Chad December 7, 2014 at 3:41 pm #

    I vote for the delicious Pumpkin Spice Souffle.

  3. Biz December 7, 2014 at 3:42 pm #

    I love the idea of this recipe!! Definitely on the top of my list of things to try next. 😀

  4. Rita Gonzales Graham December 7, 2014 at 3:53 pm #

    This looks delicious! Please vote

  5. Luke P December 7, 2014 at 4:11 pm #

    I love this recipe. It’s so different and creative!

  6. Julio December 7, 2014 at 4:20 pm #

    Looks so yummy!

  7. Clint Gray December 7, 2014 at 5:21 pm #

    Looks yummy! Going to give this one a try!

  8. Elaine Jones December 7, 2014 at 5:46 pm #

    You have my vote, sounds delicious.

  9. Ann December 7, 2014 at 6:35 pm #

    This looks so light and delicious. I have to try this.

  10. Jsly1151 December 7, 2014 at 8:26 pm #

    I will definitely try this one!

  11. Ginny December 7, 2014 at 8:36 pm #

    This one definitely has my vote!

  12. Melanie Havey Bergen December 8, 2014 at 12:49 am #

    This looks tasty. It’s got my vote.

  13. Celeste December 9, 2014 at 1:11 am #

    One vote from me, looks beautiful!

  14. Sean December 9, 2014 at 1:15 am #

    Looks great Shauna, you have my vote!

  15. Dawn k December 9, 2014 at 1:21 am #

    Love the photo of this one. Thumbs up from me!

  16. Raymond December 9, 2014 at 1:29 am #

    I’d like to try these, good work, you have my vote.

  17. Dad December 9, 2014 at 2:01 am #

    Keep posting this on FB Shauna, saw it tonight when you reposted. I know all your stuff is great so you get my vote.

  18. Darcy December 10, 2014 at 3:15 pm #

    I wouldn’t have ever thought of a pumpkin souffle, I like it!

  19. Dan December 10, 2014 at 3:51 pm #

    I vote for this one!!

  20. Natalie Hendrickson December 10, 2014 at 3:54 pm #

    This looks absolutely scrumptious! Definitely going to give it a try! It has my vote!

  21. Breeze Smuin December 10, 2014 at 4:01 pm #

    You’ve got my vote Shauna, this looks amazing!

  22. Dixie December 10, 2014 at 4:51 pm #

    This looks delicious! My vote is for this one!

  23. Matt December 10, 2014 at 4:54 pm #

    You have my vote.

  24. Sydney December 10, 2014 at 4:57 pm #


  25. Jules December 10, 2014 at 5:00 pm #

    This looks delicious! You have my vote.

  26. Taylor December 10, 2014 at 5:22 pm #

    A thumbs up for me on this one!

  27. Alisha Kay December 10, 2014 at 5:55 pm #

    I vote for this awesome Pumpkin Spice Souffle!!!

  28. Joy December 10, 2014 at 7:06 pm #

    Looks delish, can’t wait to try!

  29. Marcia Jones December 10, 2014 at 7:10 pm #

    I vote for this one

  30. Chad Smuin December 10, 2014 at 8:28 pm #

    This soufflé looks very appetizing!

  31. Dylan S December 10, 2014 at 8:38 pm #

    I vote for you but you have to make me some!

  32. Parker December 10, 2014 at 11:11 pm #

    I love the picture of this dish, looks delicious.

  33. shaun December 10, 2014 at 11:48 pm #

    I vote for this one.

  34. Cougan F December 11, 2014 at 12:16 am #

    The soufflé definitely has my vote.

  35. Ana S December 11, 2014 at 2:28 pm #

    Looks delicious!! You have my vote!

  36. Jamie December 11, 2014 at 3:37 pm #

    Oh.My.Gosh. This looks SO good and its pumpkin. I am always looking for new pumpkin recipes.

  37. KERM December 11, 2014 at 6:55 pm #

    YUMMY! I vote for this one!

  38. Irene December 11, 2014 at 9:08 pm #

    I vote for the pumpkin spice soufflé

  39. Copper Doe December 11, 2014 at 9:54 pm #

    This looks amazing, and has my vote!!

  40. Cherie H December 11, 2014 at 10:12 pm #

    I’m giving this one my vote!

  41. Rick December 11, 2014 at 10:22 pm #

    Looks really good and different.

  42. Justin T December 12, 2014 at 11:13 am #

    This is a really nice dessert with an unexpected use of pumpkin.

  43. Wayland December 12, 2014 at 3:01 pm #

    I would eat this for sure!

  44. Jonathan Taube December 12, 2014 at 9:08 pm #

    This is my favorite by far!

  45. Deonncooks December 12, 2014 at 9:29 pm #

    I’m going to give this one a try, it looks delicious!

  46. Marvin December 12, 2014 at 10:44 pm #

    Made this recipe today for my work party. It was a really big hit, thanks!

  47. Clint Gray December 13, 2014 at 1:39 pm #

    Delicious! Didn’t look as nice, but tasted wonderful!

  48. Ken December 13, 2014 at 6:30 pm #

    This is definitely the one for me!

  49. A.J. December 13, 2014 at 9:58 pm #

    This recipe is really unusual. I’m liking it!

  50. dustin December 14, 2014 at 11:04 am #

    I pick the shuffle. Looks delicious.

  51. Spence December 14, 2014 at 11:09 am #

    Looks great I pick this one.

  52. Joe December 14, 2014 at 11:14 am #

    I pick this one.

  53. Kylee H December 14, 2014 at 7:18 pm #

    This one is the most interesting. Going to try it out!

  54. seane December 14, 2014 at 11:32 pm #

    Looks delicious.