Cajeta Gelatin

Cajeta Gelatin

End a full-flavored Mexican meal with smooth, cool custard.

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envelopes unflavored gelatin
cup water
can (12 oz) evaporated milk
1 3/4
cups cajeta (goat milk candy spread), from 23.3-oz jar
tablespoons brandy, if desired
Crème Anglaise
egg yolks
cup sugar
cup whipping cream
1 1/2
teaspoons brandy or 1 teaspoon vanilla
Mint leaves, if desired
  1. Spray 8 (6-oz) custard cups with cooking spray. In small microwavable bowl, sprinkle gelatin on water. Let stand about 2 minutes to soften. Microwave on High 30 to 45 seconds, stirring after 15 seconds, until gelatin is dissolved.
  2. In 2-quart saucepan, heat evaporated milk over medium heat until hot. DO NOT BOIL. Stir in cajeta until well blended. Stir in gelatin mixture and 2 tablespoons brandy. Pour into custard cups. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate about 8 hours or until set.
  3. In small bowl, mix egg yolks and sugar. In 1-quart saucepan, heat whipping cream just to boiling over low heat. Stir small amount of whipping cream into egg yolk mixture; slowly stir mixture into whipping cream in saucepan. Cook over low heat about 10 minutes, stirring constantly, until custard coats a spoon. DO NOT BOIL. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 1/2 teaspoons brandy. Cover surface with waxed paper. Cool 15 minutes. Refrigerate until mixture is cold, at least 4 hours or overnight, until serving time.
  4. To unmold, run knife around edge of cups to loosen; turn upside down onto individual dessert plates. Garnish with mint leaves. Serve with crème anglaise. Cover and refrigerate any remaining gelatin.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Cajeta is typically made from goat's milk and is available at well-stocked grocery stores and at Mexican markets.
This is a great dessert to make the night before a party since it can be refrigerated overnight.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 280
    • (Calories from Fat 190),
  • Total Fat 21g
    • (Saturated Fat 14g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 115mg;
  • Sodium 200mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 10g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 10g),
  • Protein 11g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 1 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.