Five-Spice Custard Drizzled with Honey makes a glorious end of a superb Chinese meal, adding a sweet, spicy taste to the palate.
Five-Spice Custard Drizzled with Honey
Five-Spice powder is an amazing spice blend, useful in appetizers through desserts. Here, in this custard, it brings to life an otherwise ordinary custard, yielding outstanding flavor. Honey and vanilla bring it to perfection.

This recipe and image adapted courtesy of The Los Angeles Times.

Five-Spice Custard Drizzled with Honey
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 4
  • 2 Cups nonfat milk
  • 3/4 Cup nonfat egg substitute (to equal 3 eggs)
  • 1/4 Cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1/4 vanilla bean
  • clover honey; for drizzling
  1. Heat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Combine the milk, egg substitute, sugar and five-spice powder in a bowl. Using the tip of a knife, scrape the seeds out of the vanilla bean into the custard mixture.
  3. Divide the custard among 4 (8-ounce) custard Cups. Place the Cups in a shallow baking pan and add enough hot water to come halfway up the sides of the Cups.
  4. Bake until the custard is almost set but still jiggles slightly in the center, about 45 minutes. Remove the custard Cups from the water bath, cool slightly, then drizzle the tops with a little honey. Serve warm.
This recipe yields 4 servings.

Each serving: 144 calories; 124 mg sodium; 2 mg cholesterol; 0 fat; 0 saturated fat; 28 grams carbohydrates; 8 grams protein; 0.02 gram fiber.

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