Pumpkin Custard Cups

Makes 7 servings.


2 large eggs
1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin purée (not pie filling)
¾ cup Splenda Granular
1 tablespoon molasses
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1½ teaspoons cinnamon
½ teaspoon ginger
¼ teaspoon allspice (optional)
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 (12 oz.) can evaporated skim milk


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray seven 6-ounce custard or soufflé cups with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Whisk eggs until well mixed in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients and whisk until smooth.
3. Pour the filling into the cups, and place cups in a large, deep baking pan. Pour boiling water into the baking pan until it reaches halfway up the sides of the cups.
4. Bake for 40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the centers of the custards comes out clean.

Nutritional Info (per serving):

Calories 120
Fat 1.5g (.5g saturated)
Carbohydrate 17g
Fiber 2g
Protein 8g
Sodium 100mg

Diabetic exchange = ½ Carbohydrate, ½ Low-Fat Milk, ½ Vegetable
WW point comparison = 2 points

Additional comments:

The best part of pumpkin pie (and the best part for you), is the rich pumpkin filling. Here is a recipe that gives you that delicious filling without the added calories and work of a crust. Another bonus - baking the filled cups in a water bath produces an even creamier custard texture than you achieve with a pie.

Note: Individual servings not only make desserts easy to serve, but they're also great for portion control.

Marlene Koch, RD, is a registered dietitian who has specialized in delicious food and healthy lifestyles for over twenty years. Marlene holds a degree in Nutritional Science from the University of Los Angeles, California. Marlene is a best-selling author of healthy, low-sugar cookbooks. Marlene is a frequent guest on TV, radio and websites such as iVillage and dlife.com.
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