Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Pots o' Gold

These little pots of golden caramel custard with hidden yummy apple treasure were a perfect finish to our St. Patty's Day meal yesterday of Corned Beef Bites and Cabbage.

Shelly's Pots o' Gold

4 Apples, peeled, cored and diced
1/4 cup Golden Raisins
3 Tablespoons Walnuts, chopped
2 Tablespoons Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Caramel)
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Tablespoon Butter
1 batch of Warm Caramel Custard (recipe below)

Combine all ingredients and cook for 8 minutes. You want the apples tender but still formed.

Fill 4 ramekins 3/4 of the way full with apple mixture.

Top with Warm Caramel Custard.

You can eat it warm or put them in the fridge to set up for 1/2 hour. I let them chill.

Shelly's Warm Caramel Custard

2 Tablespoons of Bird's Custard Powder
2 cups Milk
2 Tablespoons Sugar Free Caramel Torani Syrup

Mix powder into a smooth paste with a little of the milk. Heat the remaining milk to almost boiling and pour onto the custard mixture. Return the mix to the pan and heat till thickened (it will bubble). Remove from heat and mix Sugar Free Syrup in. You can eat this as is warm (my favorite) poured over slices of my 5 Minute Cakes, Crumbs and Protein Souffles or chill it and it will firm up like pudding.

7 comments:

Denise B. said...

just wondering if you know of a product that can be used in place of Bird's custard powder. Seems I can't find it here in Maine...
Thanks for sharing all your wonderful recipes. You are a BLESSING!!!

Molly said...

Oh my....the goodness!!! Now the sad, cold apples sitting forlornly in the fruit drawer of the fridge will have a purpose in life. Thank you!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hope you enjoy it Molly :)

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Denise, It's basically cornstarch & flavoring and you add milk & sweetener but it's really really good. British Import Shops carry it (it's a British product) or here's a cheap online source:

http://tinyurl.com/dboyho

~Michelle

KimmyGee said...

Denise: I found the Bird's Custard Powder at World Market...do you have these stores there?

Michelle: Thanks for another great recipe! Also, I also ordered my Cuisinart Ice Cream maker, but it's on backorder from Amazon ::pout:: Can't wait to start making ice cream very soon - yum!

Denise B. said...

I'll have to check my Super Wal-Mart, sometimes they carry stuff regular grocery stores don't. If it's not there, I'll buy on-line. Thanks for the info and keep 'em coming!!!

NHSkinnygirl said...

Denise do you have Market Basket in Maine? They carry it.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Costplus World Market carries it in my neck of the woods. Also available online (link in post)