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Citrus Custard

  • 30 m
  • 4 h 30 m
Diabetic Living Magazine
“This delicious diabetic-friendly dessert is flavored with orange zest and vanilla.”


    • 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)


  • 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.
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