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5 Delicious 300-calorie Desserts

Creamy Baked Maple Custard
Maple syrup adds natural sweetness to this custard recipe.
Maple syrup adds natural sweetness to this custard recipe.

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.

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