Diet Baked Ginger Custard Recipe


Low fat – Low calorie – Diabetic friendly recipe

Diet Baked Ginger Custard is a delicious low fat version of my Old Fashion Baked Custard.  This delicious custard recipe is easy to make, is sparked by the bite of fresh and crystallized ginger that makes this custard so soothing, and is a perfect dessert to satisfy your sweet cravings and keep you on your special diet.  This Diet Baked Custard Recipe will fit into most every diet as it is low in fat, very low sugar, and low calorie.  Perfect when trying to lose weight.  My mother, who is diabetic, loves this recipe.


Diet Baked Ginger Custard


Diet Baked Ginger Custard Recipe:
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: English
Keyword: Diet Baked Ginger Custard Recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 107 kcal
  • 3 cups milk (skim or low-fat), heated until very hot
  • 1/3 cup ginger, crystallized and finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups egg whites (equivalent to 6 eggs)* 
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup SPLENDA**
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • Ginger, ground (optional garnish)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Adjust oven rack to center position.  Lightly butter (or use non-fat vegetable spray) six (6-ounce) custard cups and set them into a large baking dish.  If cooking custards in a metal pan, cover the bottom of the pan with a layer of newspaper to ensure an even temperature on the bottom.

  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, add the milk and chopped ginger and bring mixture to a simmer, stirring often. Remove from heat and set aside for 5 minutes.

  3. In a large bowl, combine egg whites, sugar, Splenda, vanilla extract, and salt; beat until sugar and Splenda are dissolved.  Mix in hot milk mixture, a little at a time, until blended.  The next step is an optional one.  I like to strain out the crystallized ginger pieces before pouring into the custard cups. Your choice!

  4. Straining Custard

  5. Pour egg mixture into prepared custard cups.  Sprinkle with ground ginger.

  6. Bring the water for the water bath to a light simmer on top of the stove; carefully pour hot water into the baking pan to come at least half-way up the sides of the custard cups.  NOTE: The most common mistake people make in baking a custard is not putting enough water in the hot-water bath. The water should come up to the level of the custard inside the cups. You must protect your custard from the heat.  Carefully pour hot water into the baking pan to come halfway cup the sides of the custard cups.

  7. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until set around the edges but still loose in the center.  The cooking time will depend largely on the size of the custard cups you are using, but begin checking at a half hour and check back regularly.  When the center of the custard is just set, it will jiggle a little when shaken, that's when you can remove it from the oven.  If using a digital instant-read thermometer, inserted in the centers, the internal temperature should register approximately 170 to 175 degrees F.  Begin checking temperature about 5 minutes before recommended time.

  8. 1.8 WW Points (nutritional value depends on cup size)

Recipe Notes

* Packaged egg whites can be found in the dairy case of your local grocery store.

** SPLENDA is a non-calorie sweetener that is made from sugar, so it tastes like sugar.  Available at your grocery store.

Nutrition Facts
Diet Baked Ginger Custard Recipe:
Amount Per Serving
Calories 107 Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.16g0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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