A little salt adds depth to sweet foods so they don't taste flat. Use any nuts you like in place of the pistachios and almonds.
Cooking Light APRIL 2004
Combine sugar and cornstarch in a medium heavy saucepan. Add 1/2 cup milk; stir with a whisk until well blended. Add remaining 1 1/2 cups milk and salt; bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 9 minutes, stirring frequently.
Place egg in a medium bowl. Gradually add hot milk mixture, stirring constantly with a whisk. Return egg mixture to pan; cook over medium-low heat 3 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Pour into a bowl; cover surface with plastic wrap. Cool completely. Uncover and sprinkle with nuts. Garnish with nutmeg, if desired.
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