Pecan-Apple Custards

Uunsweetened applesauce, fat-free milk, and oatmeal transform traditional custard into a yummy good-for-you treat.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
4 servings


  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce

  • cup fat-free milk

  • ¼ cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar or brown sugar substitute (see Tip) equivalent to 3 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ teaspoon maple flavoring

  • ¾ cup chopped cored cooking apple (1 small)

  • cup rolled oats

  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted (see Tip)

  • 1 pinch Powdered sugar

  • ¼ cup vanilla low-fat or fat-free yogurt (Optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly coat four 6-ounce ramekins or custard cups with cooking spray. Place the ramekins in a 15x10-inch baking pan. Set aside.

  2. Combine applesauce, milk, egg, brown sugar, butter, vanilla, and maple flavoring in a medium bowl. Stir in chopped apple and rolled oats. Divide mixture among the prepared ramekins.

  3. Bake about 25 minutes or until a knife inserted near centers comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes on a wire rack. Sprinkle with pecans and, if desired, powdered sugar. Serve warm. If desired, top with vanilla yogurt.


Tip: If using a sugar substitute, we recommend Sweet 'N Low Brown or Sugar Twin Granulated Brown. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 3 tablespoons brown sugar. Nutrition Per Serving with Substitute: same as below, except 115 cal., 13 g carbo., 59 mg sodium. Exchanges: 0.5 other carbo. Carb Choice: 1.

To toast nuts, spread in a shallow baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake in a 350 degrees F oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until golden, shaking pan once or twice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

154 Calories
6g Fat
23g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 154
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 63mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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