⅓ cup apple cider
¼ cup sugar or Splenda granular (see ingredient note)
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
4 large apples, such as Mutsu (Crispin), Fuji or Gala
1 ½ cup 1% milk, divided
¼ cup sugar or Splenda granular
1 Tbsp cornstarch
pinch of salt
2 large egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
1. To prepare compote: Combine plums, cider, 1/4 cup sugar (or Splenda) and cinnamon in a medium saucepan; bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the plums are soft and falling apart, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. Peel and grate apples. Stir the grated apples into the plums. Spoon the compote into a large bowl and chill in the refrigerator.
2. To prepare custard: Heat 1 cup milk in a saucepan over medium heat until steaming; do not boil. Mix 1/4 cup sugar (or Splenda), cornstarch and salt in a medium bowl. Add eggs and whisk until smooth. Whisk in the remaining 1/2 cup cold milk. Add the heated milk to the egg mixture, whisking constantly. Return the mixture to the saucepan. Cook over low heat, whisking constantly, until thickened, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in vanilla. Transfer the custard to a clean bowl and let cool slightly or refrigerate until chilled.
3. To serve, spoon custard into dessert dishes and top each with compote.
Ingredient Note: In the EatingWell Test Kitchen, sucralose is the only alternative sweetener we test with when we feel the option is appropriate. For nonbaking recipes, we use Splenda Granular (boxed, not in a packet). For baking, we use Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking, a mix of sugar and sucralose. It can be substituted in recipes (1/2 cup of the blend for each 1 cup of sugar) to reduce sugar calories by half while maintaining some of the baking properties of sugar. If you make a similar blend with half sugar and half Splenda Granular, substitute this homemade mixture cup for cup.
When choosing any low- or no-calorie sweetener, be sure to check the label to make sure it is suitable for your intended use.
Provided by: EatingWell
Per Single Serving / Serves 12 Total
- Calories 119
- Calories from fat 9
- Total Fat 1gm 2%
- Saturated Fat 0gm
- Monounsaturated Fat 0gm
- Sodium 37mg 2%
- Total Carbohydrates 18gm 6%
- Fiber 2gm 2%
- Protein 3gm
- Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.