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Classic Custard

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cathy Muir
Yield 7 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)
Try this low-calorie take on a Classic Custard recipe for a delicious dessert.

Ingredients

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups 1% low-fat milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 185
  • caloriesfromfat 29 %
  • fat 6 g
  • satfat 2.3 g
  • monofat 2.1 g
  • polyfat 0.7 g
  • protein 10.1 g
  • carbohydrate 21.6 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 195 mg
  • iron 0.7 mg
  • sodium 210 mg
  • calcium 194 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 325°.

  2. Combine eggs, sugar, and salt in a large bowl; stir well with a whisk.

  3. Cook milk in a large, heavy saucepan over medium-high heat to 180° or until tiny bubbles form around edge (do not boil). Remove milk from heat, and gradually add to the egg mixture, stirring constantly with a whisk. Stir in vanilla and almond extracts. Pour into a deep 2-quart soufflé dish coated with cooking spray. Place casserole in a 13 x 9-inch baking pan, and add hot water to the pan to a depth of 1 inch. Bake at 325° for 50 minutes or until a knife inserted in center of custard comes out almost clean. Remove casserole from pan; serve custard warm or chilled.