Baked custard, one of the ultimate comfort foods, is updated in this low-fat dessert to showcase the addition of tangy apricots.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Slice 4 apricot halves for garnish, if desired; set aside. Chop remaining apricot halves. Place chopped apricots on paper towels to drain thoroughly.

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  • Place four 6-ounce custard cups or individual souffle dishes in a shallow baking pan. Divide the chopped apricots among the cups or dishes.

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  • In a small mixing bowl combine the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, and rum flavoring or almond extract. Pour the egg mixture over chopped apricots. Sprinkle with cardamom or nutmeg.

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  • Place the baking pan containing the cups or dishes in the oven. Pour boiling water around cups or dishes in pan to depth of 1 inch.

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  • Bake in a 325 degree F. oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until a knife inserted near the centers comes out clean. Remove cups or dishes from water. Serve custards warm. Garnish with the reserved apricot slices and fresh mint, if desired. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

116 calories; 3 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 108 mg cholesterol; 67 mg sodium. 17 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 6 g protein;

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