Apricot Stew with Vanilla Custard

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Warm smooth apricots, topped with low fat chilled custard and garnished with almonds this mouth-watering dessert is one of the best sweets that a person with hyped cholesterol level can enjoy. Apricots are rich in sweetness, so restrict the addition of sugar to just 3 teaspoons for a twin serving.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 5 servings
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For The Stew
1 1/2 cups dried apricots (kummani / jardalu)
2 cinnamon (dalchini) sticks
1 clove (laung / lavang)
1/2 tbsp lemon juice

For The Vanilla Custard
1 cup low fat milk
2 tsp vanilla custard powder
3 tsp sugar

For The Garnish
2 tsp chopped walnuts (akhrot)

For the stew

  1. Soak the apricots in 1 cup of hot water for approx. 3 to 4 hours.
  2. Deseed and add all the other ingredients and allow the water to come to a boil.
  3. Simmer over medium flame for 5 minutes, till the apricots are soft and syrupy.

For the vanilla custard

  1. Mix the custard powder in ¼ cup milk and keep aside.
  2. Boil the remaining milk with the sugar, add the custard powder mixture and cook over a slow flame till the custard coats the back of a spoon.
  3. Cool and keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Place half the stewed apricots in a serving bowl and pour half the chilled custard over the apricots.
  2. Repeat to make another serving.
  3. Serve garnished with the walnuts.

Nutrient values per serving
81 gm 141 kcal 2.4 gm 29.6 gm 1.5 gm 1.1 gm

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 on 29 May 13 10:54 AM

Nothing like chilled custard served with apricots. It's low cal!