Croutons for dessert? These sweet croutons are actually cut-up pieces of angel food cake which are topped with sweet, fresh strawberries, a creamy custard and a sprinkling of cinnamon. This dessert recipe is sure to please kids and adults alike.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

25 mins
2 hrs 50 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a shallow baking pan with parchment paper. For croutons, place angel cake cubes in a single layer in prepared shallow baking pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Remove croutons from oven. Cool completely.

  • For custard, in a heavy medium saucepan, stir together egg yolks, half-and-half, and sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat just until mixture comes to a boil.

  • Remove pan from heat. To quickly cool mixture, place saucepan in a large bowl of ice water; stir constantly for 1 to 2 minutes or until cooled. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture into a bowl. Cover surface with plastic wrap to prevent a skin from forming. Chill for 2 to 24 hours. Do not stir.

  • To serve, divide croutons in dessert dishes; top with strawberries and custard. If desired, sprinkle with cinnamon.

Nutrition Facts

113 calories; protein 3.6g 7% DV; carbohydrates 18.2g 6% DV; dietary fiber 1.7g 7% DV; sugars 3.5g; fat 2.5g 4% DV; saturated fat 0.8g 4% DV; cholesterol 102.4mg 34% DV; vitamin a iu 165.8IU 3% DV; vitamin c 42.3mg 71% DV; folate 37.5mcg 9% DV; calcium 62.1mg 6% DV; iron 0.6mg 3% DV; magnesium 11.5mg 4% DV; potassium 133.2mg 4% DV; sodium 148.4mg 6% DV.