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5 Delicious 300-calorie Desserts

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