This smooth, silken custard contains fewer than 200 calories per serving by using fat-free milk instead of whole. Maple syrup adds natural sweetness. The following recipe makes three servings.
Divide four teaspoons of natural maple syrup between three custard cups. In a medium bowl, gently combine:
- One egg
- One egg white
- 1 cup of fat-free milk
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
Divide the mixture among the three cups.
Place the cups into a baking pan with low sides, and add one inch of boiling water to that pan. Bake the whole thing for 35 to 40 minutes at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) -- it's done when a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool cups on a wire rack. Serve warm or let cool completely, then chill in the fridge.
For added flavor without many added calories, try topping the custards with a dried or baked apple slice. It's a perfect autumn treat.