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Baked pear custard

4
3
3
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
40 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
25 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Ripe pears baked in a vanilla egg custard make a simple, sensational dessert that is a perfect winter warmer.

Ingredients

Pear(s)

4 medium, ripe, peeled, halved and cored

Egg, whole, raw

2 medium, raw

Skimmed Milk

450 ml

Vanilla Extract

1 teaspoons, level

Artificial sweetener

3 tablespoons

Icing Sugar

4 teaspoons, level, or 1 tbsp

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4/180°C/350°F/fan oven 160°C.
  2. Use a sharp knife to thinly slice each pear, then fan out the slices in four individual ovenproof dishes. In a jug, beat together the eggs, milk, vanilla extract and sweetener. Strain the mixture through a sieve into the dishes.
  3. Place the baking dishes onto baking sheets and transfer to the oven. Bake for 25 minutes until set and golden.
  4. Just before serving, sprinkle icing sugar over the desserts. They are best eaten warm, rather than straight from the oven.

Notes

For a brûléed effect, use a cook’s blow torch to caramelise the icing sugar slightly.