Try this Quick and Easy Sugar Free Custard Recipe for a simple treat which can be used as a filling for cakes and pastries, or enjoy it with some fruit and a sprinkle of cinnamon for a healthy dessert. Best of all, this recipe uses Naturally Sweet Xylitol, so it's sugar free, low calorie, low fat and low carb making it safe for diabetics.
- 4 egg yolks
- 1/2 cup Naturally Sweet Xylitol
- 1 Tbsp unbleached white flour
- 1 ¾ cup milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- grated rind of 1/2 lemon
- Ripe banana (optional)
Place yolks and sugar in a bowl and lightly whisk together. Continue stirring and add the flour. Set aside.
In a medium sauce pan, pour the milk, vanilla extract and grated lemon rind. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Strain the hot milk mixture gradually into the bowl with the egg and sugar mixture, stirring while you pour. Strain the contents back into the sauce pan and heat to a simmer, careful not to boil. Stir constantly for about 5 minutes.
Remove and allow to cool for a few minutes. As the custard cools, stir occasionally to prevent a skin from forming on top. If using a banana, blend it until smooth, so there is no lumps and add to the custard once its cooled a bit. Store in the fridge until ready to eat!
Recipe courtesy Xylitol Canada