Citrus Custard

Citrus Custard

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

This delicious diabetic-friendly dessert is flavored with orange zest and vanilla.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • ¼ cup sugar (see Tip)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2½ cups low-fat (1%) milk
  • 4 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • ½ teaspoon orange zest
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup coarsely crushed shortbread cookies
  • Orange slices and/or citrus peel twists (optional)


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  1. In a medium heavy saucepan stir together sugar and cornstarch; stir in milk. Cook and stir over medium until thick and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Remove from heat.
  2. Gradually stir about 1 cup of the hot mixture into egg yolks; return to the remaining hot mixture in saucepan. Bring just to boiling; remove from heat. Stir in orange zest and vanilla. Pour into a serving bowl or dessert bowls and cover surface with plastic wrap; cool slightly. Chill at least 4 hours before serving; do not stir.
  3. Top custard with crushed cookies and, if desired, orange slices and/or twists.
  • Tip: We do not recommend a sugar substitute for this recipe.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ⅔ cup
  • Per serving: 212 calories; 7 g fat(3 g sat); 0 g fiber; 28 g carbohydrates; 8 g protein; 39 mcg folate; 192 mg cholesterol; 22 g sugars; 545 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 214 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 95 mg sodium; 254 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (21% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: ½ milk, ½ starch, 1 other carb, 1 fat

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