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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 3 hr 22 min
  • Servings 8

This sweet dessert--with the delicate flavor of nutmeg--is crispy on the outside and smooth and custardy on the inside. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup cornstarch
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
3
cups milk
1
tablespoon butter or margarine
1/4
teaspoon grated lemon peel
2
eggs, well beaten
3/4
cup Progresso™ plain bread crumbs
Vegetable oil
Powdered sugar, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Mix granulated sugar, cornstarch and nutmeg in 3-quart saucepan. Gradually stir in milk. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute; remove from heat. Stir in butter and lemon peel. Spread evenly in ungreased square baking dish, 8x8x2 inches. Refrigerate uncovered at least 3 hours until firm.
  • 2
    Cut custard into 2-inch squares, using wet knife. Dip custard squares into eggs, then coat with bread crumbs.
  • 3
    Heat oil (1 to 1/2 inches) to 360°F; fry 2 or 3 squares at a time in oil 1 to 2 minutes or until light brown; drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Expert Tips

  • Because this dessert is best served immediately after frying, you can make the custard in advance and keep it refrigerated until ready to fry. Sometimes building a little anticipation for the finale is fun, so don't worry about the last-minute preparation!
  • You can make your own bread crumbs by processing slices of leftover bread in a food processor. Process just until bread crumbs are finely ground. You'll need about three slices to give you the 3/4 cup crumbs you need for this recipe.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
195
Calories from Fat
45
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5 g
Saturated Fat
2 g
Cholesterol
60 mg
Sodium
170 mg
Potassium
180 mg
Total Carbohydrate
32 g
Dietary Fiber
0g
Protein
6 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
14%
14%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Fruit; 1 Milk; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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