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Cajeta Gelatin

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Cajeta Gelatin
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 8 hr 15 min
  • Servings 8
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End a full-flavored Mexican meal with smooth, cool custard.
Updated Jan 29, 2010

Ingredients

Gelatin

  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
  • 1 3/4 cups cajeta (goat milk candy spread), from 23.3-oz jar
  • 2 tablespoons brandy, if desired

Crème Anglaise

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons brandy or 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Mint leaves, if desired

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Cajeta is typically made from goat's milk and is available at well-stocked grocery stores and at Mexican markets.
  • tip 2
    This is a great dessert to make the night before a party since it can be refrigerated overnight.

Nutrition

280 Calories, 21g Total Fat, 11g Protein, 10g Total Carbohydrate, 10g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
Calories from Fat
190
Total Fat
21g
33%
Saturated Fat
14g
68%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
115mg
38%
Sodium
200mg
8%
Potassium
150mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
10g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
10g
Protein
11g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
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 Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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