Thursday, August 11, 2011

Spiced Pear Custard

Spiced Pear CustardWith the success of my Caramelized Peach Custard, I've been trying several other fruits and a few slightly different techniques to make custard. This version turned out so well, it deserves a recipe all its own.

1 ripe pear, pitted and peeled (6 oz)
½ t cinnamon
Pinch ground ginger
Pinch ground cloves
¼ t salt
2 t honey
1 c almond milk
½ c cream
6 eggs
½ t vanilla
  1. Chop pear into ¼- to ½-in pieces.
  2. Stir pear, spices, salt, and honey together in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add milk and cream. Heat, stirring occasionally until bubbles appear on the surface.
  4. In a medium bowl, beat together eggs and vanilla.
  5. Whisk milk mixture slowly into egg mixture and divide evenly among 4 10-oz* custard cups.
  6. Place cups in a 9” x 13” pan. Pour hot water into the pan until it is even with the level of custard in the cups.
  7. Carefully set pan in the center of a preheated 350°F oven. Bake for 40 minutes or until set.
  8. Remove cups from water bath and let cool on a rack before serving.
*NOTE: You may also use 6 6-oz cups. Baking time should be shortened by 15-20 min.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 10-oz cup or 1½ 6-oz cups
Serving per Recipe 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 255
Total Fat 19.4 g
  Saturated Fat 9.1 g
  Polyunsaturated Fat 2.0 g
  Monounsaturated Fat 6.2 g
Cholesterol 318 mg
Sodium 307 mg
Potassium 232 mg
Total Carbohydrates 10.9 g
  Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
  Sugars 3.0 g
Protein 10.4 g

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