posted by Sue Freeman 01-26-99 8:09 AM
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Banana Caramel Custard
SOURCE: Cooking Light YEAR: 1997 ISSUE: March PAGE: 113
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
2 cups 2% low-fat milk
6 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup mashed ripe banana
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
Mint sprigs (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine 1 cup sugar and water in a small heavy saucepan over medium-high heat; cook until sugar dissolves.Continue cooking an additional 12 minutes or until golden. mmediately pour into 6 (6-ounce) ramekins or custard cups coated with cooking spray, tipping quickly until sugar coats bottoms of ramekins; set aside.
Heat milk over medium-high heat in a heavy saucepan to 180 degrees or until tiny bubbles form around edge (do not boil). Remove from heat.
Combine remaining ingredients in a medium bowl; stir well. Gradually add hot milk, stirring with a whisk until blended.
Divide banana mixture evenly among ramekins. Place ramekins in a 13 x 9-inch baking pan; add hot water to baking pan to a depth of 1 inch. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until set. Remove from pan; let cool. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours.
Loosen edges of custards with a knife or rubber spatula. Invert ramekins onto dessert plates; garnish with mint springs, if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
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