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Old-Fashioned Baked Custard
It doesn't get any more old-fashioned than this, folks. Nutmeg is one of the oldest known spices. It tastes just like Grandma used to make (and no one will miss all the fat or extra calories).


cups fat-free half-and-half


teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup liquid egg substitute 1 cup Splenda Granular
  Ground nutmeg    

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Fill a roasting pan with 1/2 inch very hot water and place it in the oven.
With an electric mixer on medium speed, beat together the half-and-half, vanilla, egg substitute, and Splenda until well blended.
Pour into fourteen ramekins (small 5-ounce porcelain cups).
Place the ramekins in the hot water.
Sprinkle the top of each with a dash of nutmeg.
Bake for 25 minutes or until the centers are almost set, but not fully. You want the center to be a tad bit wobbly.
Remove from the oven and refrigerate. As the custard cools, it will set more.
Serve chilled.
Yield: 14 servings.
Calories: 63; Fat: 0g; Percent Fat Calories: 0%; Cholesterol: 0mg; Carbohydrate: 1g; Dietary Fiber: 0g; Protein: 6g; Sodium: 104mg; Diabetic Exchanges: 1 very lean meat, 1 other carbohydrate
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Baking time: 25 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes or less