I’ve never been a big fan of custard. Why? I just don’t care for desserts that don’t involve chocolate or some type of starchy cake. Custards just don’t appeal to me. Yet, I saw this recipe in Substitute Yourself Skinny, and I wanted to make it for some reason. I think the marsala wine sort of intriqued me. Marsala wine in a custard? What? Is it just me, or is that strange? It’s strange. But yet, delicious (I found that out after making this). My dad loves lemon custard so being the great daughter that I am I thought I would make it for him and the family the last time we had dinner together. It’s nice, my parents make the dinner and host the dinner, I make the dessert (Nick just comes over). Easy as pie (or, custard).
Lemon Custard with Fresh Berries
Source: Substitute Yourself Skinny
6 egg yolks
1/2 Tbsp. cold water
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. fresh lemon zest
1/4 cup Marsala wine
1 Tbsp. cold milk **
1 pint fresh blueberries
1 pint fresh raspberries
(you can choose to just use one type of berry if you want)
** NOTE: If you are following a low FODMAPs diet, the milk does contain lactose so beware. However, the small amount in this recipe shouldn’t cause you problems.
- In a double-boiler beat the egg yolks together with the water using a hand mixer (you could use a wire whisk, but it’s highly recommended that you use an electric hand mixer) until they are foamy and light.
- Whisk in the sugar, salt, lemon juice, zest, and wine. Beat over hot, but not boiling, water until thickened and fluffy. Add 1 Tbsp. cold milk, and stir to combine.
- Spoon the custard into dishes and top with berries and fresh mint to garnish (optional). Serve warm.
Heaven. Did I say I didn’t like custard? Oops. I guess I do.
Estimated Nutrition Facts for 1/6th of recipe
Nutrition Highlights: Excellent source of fiber and vitamin C (thanks to the berries!)
QUESTION: What are your thoughts on custard? Have you ever used marsala wine in a custard?
I hope everyone had a nice Labor Day. Mine was relaxing, and hot. Nick and I ended the day with a three hour TV marathon; Big Brother and Breaking Bad (lots of B’s). Sometimes it’s nice to just sit around and be lazy.