Not as hard on one's arteries as a classic hard sauce, which blends butter, sugar and brandy. Evaporated fat-free milk lends low-fat richness to brandy's pleasant kick. Source: EatingWell Magazine, Holiday Issue 1995

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Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk together egg and cornstarch in a small heavy nonreactive saucepan until smooth. Whisk in evaporated milk, sugar and salt. Whisking constantly over low heat, bring the mixture to a simmer; it will be frothy and thickened. Remove from the heat and stir in brandy. Let cool slightly.



Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Warm gently before serving.

Nutrition Facts

34 calories; 0.3 g total fat; 0.1 g saturated fat; 12 mg cholesterol; 26 mg sodium. 40 mg potassium; 5.6 g carbohydrates; 5 g sugar; 1.2 g protein; 59 IU vitamin a iu; 2 mcg folate; 33 mg calcium; 3 mg magnesium;