Southern California dates are grown in and around Indio, located near Palm Springs.
1 cup whole pitted dates (about 8 ounces)
1 cup evaporated skim milk
3/4 cup sliced ripe banana
1/2 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
2 large egg whites
1 tablespoon sugar
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 300°.
Combine the first 8 ingredients in a blender, and process the mixture until smooth (about 2 minutes). Add the eggs and egg whites to blender, and process just until smooth. Divide the mixture evenly among 6 (6-ounce) ramekins or custard cups coated with cooking spray. Place ramekins in a 13 x 9-inch baking pan; add hot water to pan to a depth of 1 inch. Bake at 300° for 55 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Remove ramekins from pan, and sprinkle each serving with 1/2 teaspoon sugar.
Preheat broiler. Place the ramekins on a jelly-roll pan, and broil the custards for 3 minutes or until the sugar melts.
This was terrible. I have tried several low fat creme brûlée and creme caramel recipes and they don't taste good. Next will try making them with whole milk and if that comes out bad, real cream is the only way to go.
Love that it's grain free. I used 4 whole eggs in this recipe and it was fine - might be lighter as written tho. I used 12 oz evaporated whole milk. I also substituted the 2 T of sugar with 2T of honey. Used raw cane sugar for the brûlée. I didn't have much luck melting the sugar under the broiler and it burned the edges of the creme. I may look for a little creme brûlée torch for future attempts.
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