Creamy Citrus Custard Pie Proves Low Fat Recipes are Bursting with Flavors

by Niki

 Custard Pie

Custard Pie

A delicious Custard Pie is a tantalizing dessert that also has an elegant appearance. While a traditional Custard Pie may certainly contain an abundance of calories and a high number of fat grams you can prepare a luscious pie that contains no trans fats and fewer than 6 grams of fat per serving.

The secret is in the combination of ingredients that you choose. Instead of using egg yolks you can use an egg substitute but even if you decide to keep the egg yolks in your favorite baking Recipes you need to remember that organic (or free range) eggs are the best option.

Exchange heavy cream or rich whole milk for a skim milk or one of the fat free milk products that are now available. Trust me; there is precious little difference in the overall taste and texture of the Custard Pie filling, but your heart will thank you for this nod to low fat desserts.

Custard Pie:

Make sure that you have these ingredients on hand;

1 1/3 cups of freshly squeezed orange juice

1 cup of fat-free milk

1 prepared graham cracker pie crust

1/3 cup granulated white sugar

2 egg yolks

1 envelope of an unflavored gelatin

2 ½ tablespoons of cornstarch

1 teaspoon of vanilla flavoring-some people prefer orange extract

2 fresh oranges, peeled and sectioned

*2 teaspoons of orange zest

*4-5 fresh mint leaves (lemon mint is best)

Cooking Directions;

Combine the juice, fat-free milk, sugar and gelatin in a saucepan.

Blend all of these ingredients together using a whisk.

Add the cornstarch and whisk again until all ingredients are well blended.

Use medium heat to bring mixture to a slow boil.

Stir continuously until the boiling stage is reached.

Once the contents of the saucepan have achieved a smooth consistency remove immediately from the stove burner.

Set the saucepan on a trivet or an unused stove burner so that the custard mixture can cool.

**You may want to pour the contents of the pan into another pot to hasten the cooling process.

Add the mixture to your prepared pie crust.

Set in the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours.

The custard filling should be firm before you remove it from the refrigerator.

Place orange sections on top of the filling prior to serving.

Brown the pie using the broiler setting on your oven. This will only take a few minutes.

**Decorate the top of this Custard Pie with a sprinkling of grated, orange zest and a few fresh mint leaves.

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