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MAPLE PUMPKIN CUSTARD

If you wanted to forget the crust and just have the yummy pumpkin filling, this is a great new way!  Simply spiced with cinnamon and a hint of maple, top with Maple-sweetened whipped cream and a dusting of freshly grated nutmeg.

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Vegetable cooking spray
One 15-ounce can 100% pure pumpkin puree
1/2 cup Splenda Granular
1/4 cup sugar free maple pancake syrup
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup skim evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly coat a 9-inch pie plate or other casserole with the cooking spray and set aside.

In a large bowl combine the pumpkin puree, Splenda Granular, sugar free maple syrup, cinnamon, salt, eggs, milk, and vanilla.  Pour into prepared dish and bake for 40 minutes or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean.   Serve warm, or cold with Maple Whipped Cream.  Makes 8 servings.

MAPLE WHIPPED CREAM

1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons sugar free maple pancake syrup

In a medium bowl whip the cream and maple syrup until soft peaks form.

Per Serving (includes 2 tablespoons whipped cream): Calories 114; Protein 4 g; Fat 8 g; Carbs 5 g; Sugar 2 g; Sodium 209 mg

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PINEAPPLE MERINGUE PIE

Might be a nice addition to your holiday dessert table…old-fashioned and homey – the kind of dessert Gramma would have made.  Except hers probably never came close to being no-sugar-added!

If you make the pie ahead and wait until just before serving to do the meringue, it will be high and fluffy with that cool/hot sensation that is so good.  The crust on this is buttery and stays crisp, too.

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Crust:
1 1/2 cups Murray’s sugar free Pecan  (or plain) Shortbread cookie crumbs
1/4 cup almond flour
2 tablespoons melted butter

Filling:
3/4 cup Splenda Granular
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup fat-free half & half
3 egg yolks
3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon lemon juice
One 20-ounce can crushed pineapple in it’s own juice, drained very well, juice reserved

Meringue:
3 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
4 tablespoons Splenda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix crumbs, almond flour, and butter. Pat into 9-inch pie plate and bake for 10-12 minutes or until firm and starting to turn golden. Set aside to cool.

Separate eggs into two bowls and beat egg yolks, slightly. Stir together Splenda, salt and cornstarch. Whisk in 1 cup reserved pineapple juice and half & half. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil for one minute. Remove from heat and slowly add half into egg yolks. Return to pan and boil for one minute more, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and whisk in butter and lemon juice. Fold in pineapple and pour into pie crust.  (At this point you can chill and wait to do the meringue just before serving.  Remove pie from fridge 20 minutes before.  This may be unnecessary, but I always worry about putting my glass pie plates into the oven straight out of the fridge! )

With clean beaters beat egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy. Slowly add Splenda and beat until glossy and stiff peaks form. Beat in vanilla. Spoon onto pie filling and spread to the edges of crust, sealing it. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden. Cool completely on wire rack. Cover tightly and chill – or eat it warm…nothing better!! Makes 10 servings.

Per Serving: Calories 185; Protein 4 g; Fat 11 g; Carbs 14 g; Sugar 4 g; Sodium 69 mg

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GINGERBREAD CUSTARD

There is not much more comforting than the silky, velvety, creamy, decadent feel of old-fashioned baked custard!

These are so good…spicy and not too sweet.  I love them warm, but chilling seems to accent the flavors.  Breakfast, dessert, midnight-snack – you can enjoy  a guilt-free  little cup of love anytime.

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4 eggs

Pinch of salt

3/4 cups 2% milk

One 12-ounce can evaporated skim milk

1/4 cup DaVinci or Torani sugar free Gingerbread syrup OR 2 tablespoons molasses

1/2 cup Splenda Granular

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

Cinnamon to sprinkle
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Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place six 4-ounce custard cups/ramekins in a 9×13 baking pan. Set aside.

In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, salt, milk, evaporated milk, syrup, Splenda, vanilla, ginger, and cloves. Pour, through a fine mesh sieve, into the custard cups.  Sprinkle liberally with the cinnamon.

Pour very hot (not boiling) water into the baking pan coming halfway up the cups. Bake for 25-45 minutes. The time will vary depending on the humidity, altitude. They should jiggle slightly, but a sharp knife inserted into the middle comes out clean and nothing oozes out of the cut when gently pressed.

Remove from the water bath and allow to cool on a wire rack.  Makes 6 servings.

Per Serving (with molasses): 121 Calories; 7 g Protein; 5 g Tot Fat; 10 g Carb; 0 g Fiber; 5 g Sugar; 111 mg Sodium

Per Serving (with sf syrup): 100 Calories; 7 g Protein; 5 g Tot Fat; 5 g Carb; 0 g Fiber; 2 g Sugar; 109 mg Sodium

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BLUEBERRY-ORANGE CUSTARD

A super-silky custard studded with blue jewels and speckled with the bright orange zest. You could use blackberries, raspberries, or diced fresh peaches or nectarines in this also. What a delicious,  treat…and the calorie count makes it even more beautiful!

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1 cup blueberries
1 tablespoon orange zest
4 eggs, beaten
Pinch of salt
2/3 cup Splenda Granular
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup fat-free half & half
1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place six 4-ounce custard cups or ramekins in a large baking dish. Divide blueberries and orange zest among them and set aside.

In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, salt, Splenda, vanilla, half & half, and milk just until blended. Pour through a fine mesh sieve over the berries. (If you mix the preceding ingredients in a food processor or blender you don’t have to strain.)

Fill baking dish with hot water halfway up the sides of the cups. Bake for 25-40 minutes or until set, but still jiggly in the middle or a sharp knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from water bath to a wire rack and cool. Cover and chill. Makes six servings.

Per Serving: 104 Cal; 6 g Protein; 6 g Tot Fat; 7 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 5 g Sugar; 99 mg Sodium

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