In a heavy saucepan ,combine 1 cup of the sugar and 1/2 cup water . Cook over medium heat .Once sugar has dissolved , swirl the pan and cook until it is a deep caramel color. Quickly divide the caramel among 6 dessert cups. Cool
Pre-heat oven to 350 Combine milk, pumpkin, remaining sugar, eggs, vanilla, and spices .Pour into dessert cups . Place in a baking pan; cover each with a piece of foil .Pour hot water into pan so water is halfway up the cups. Bake for 45to 50 minutes Remove from baking pan and let cool . Chill 4 to 24 hours . Run a knife around the sides , and invert into plates.
Not a NESTLÉ®-tested recipe.