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Becky Luigart-Stayner; Melanie J. Clarke Photo by: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Melanie J. Clarke

Coconut Crème Caramel with Pineapple Concassé

A water bath insulates the delicate egg custard to ensure a creamy texture. This is a great make-ahead dessert, because both the crème caramel and the concassé (a coarsely chopped mixture) need to chill for at least four hours.

Cooking Light MAY 2002

  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 custard and 1/4 cup pineapple concassé)

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • Cooking spray
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 2/3 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cream of coconut
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Pineapple Concassé

Preparation

Preheat oven to 325°.

Combine 1/3 cup sugar and water in a small, heavy saucepan over medium-high heat; cook until sugar dissolves, stirring frequently. Continue cooking until golden (about 10 minutes). Immediately pour into 6 (6-ounce) ramekins or custard cups coated with cooking spray, tilting each ramekin quickly until caramelized sugar coats bottom of cup.

Place eggs and egg white in a medium bowl; stir well with a whisk. Add milk and next 4 ingredients (milk through salt), stirring until well blended. Divide egg mixture evenly among prepared ramekins. Place ramekins in a 13 x 9-inch baking pan; add hot water to pan to a depth of 1 inch. Bake at 325° for 50 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Remove ramekins from pan. Cover and chill at least 4 hours.

Loosen edges of custards with a knife or rubber spatula. Place dessert plate, upside down, on top of each ramekin; invert onto plate. Serve with Pineapple Concassé.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 239
  • Calories from fat: 26%
  • Fat: 6.9g
  • Saturated fat: 4.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5g
  • Protein: 6.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 38.5g
  • Fiber: 0.9g
  • Cholesterol: 111mg
  • Iron: 0.7mg
  • Sodium: 132mg
  • Calcium: 99mg
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