Try This Microwave Pumpkin Custard From Slender Kitchen

Microwave Pumpkin Custard

March 4, 2012   15 Comments

Today I am featuring a post from Kristen of Slender Kitchen. She has a bunch of delicious and healthy Weight Watchers friendly recipes on her blog.

Take it away, Kristen!

I couldn't be more excited to share this post on Snack Girl (thanks!), as I quite honestly feel like I wouldn't have been able to successfully lose weight and keep it off without blogs like this one, and wouldn't have ever started my own blog, Slender Kitchen, without their inspiration.

For me, my weight loss education and now found love of cooking, happened almost entirely online, almost drowning, spattering, and lighting my computer on fire multiple times as I tried to read recipes, cook, and precariously balance my computer at the same time.

When I started Slender Kitchen a little of a year ago, my goals were simple - Cook and share great, healthy recipes made with real food that I could serve to friends and family without getting the dreaded, diet food eye roll.

In fact, my goal has always been to just serve delicious food that is also good for you, but that no one, including myself, would think is diet food. Why? Because when I think I am eating "diet food," I inevitably feel like I am missing out and end up eating a pint or half gallon of ice cream.

The other great benefit of starting my blog is that it holds me accountable to stay on track and constantly try new recipes, which I love. To help others with this, all of the recipes I feature include nutritional information, and real, unprocessed food as much as possible.

The recipe below for Pumpkin Custard is one of my favorite dessert recipes because it can be made in about 3 minutes, contains only a few ingredients that I always have on hand, and reminds me of childhood Thanksgiving yummy desserts and family. Moreover, it is packed with protein, fiber, and beta-carotene.

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Microwave Pumpkin Custard

(Makes 1 serving)

½ cup pumpkin puree
1 whole egg
½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 packet stevia or 1 tbsp brown sugar

1. Combine all ingredients well in a small bowl.
2. Pour into a small mug or ramekin, sprayed with cooking spray.
3. Microwave for 2 ½ to 3 minutes until firm.
4. Top with yogurt, low calorie, whipped cream, nuts, or a touch of honey.

112 calories, 5.3 g of fat, 9.6 g carbohydrates, 3.6 g fiber, 7.5 g protein, 2 Points+

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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I heart ANYthing pumpkin. These look great - thanks to you and Kristen. They've been Evernoted to try soon!

on March 4, 2012

I love pumpkin~ can't wait to try it out~ ^^

on March 4, 2012

This is a keeper!!! Going to try it tonite. Love pumpkin. Thanx!!!

on March 5, 2012

I absolutely HATE eggs, but know they are a good protein fix.I do LOVE pumpkin,so I'm going to try this. It looks so easy..

on March 5, 2012

The Pts+ value given is way off! I put this recipe in Recipe Builder and came up with 5 Pts+, counting the pumpkin, which you are expected to do if in a recipe (who eats canned pumpkin not in a recipe??). The pumpkin is 1 point, the egg is 2 points, and the tablespoon of brown sugar makes it go up to 5 points, even though it shows 1 point as it's value. I cut it back to 1 teaspoon brown sugar, and it changed to 4 points. So there is no way it is 2 or 3 Points Plus - very misleading, so need to set the record straight. I would like to make this but counting the right number of points :-)

on March 8, 2012

PP IS CORRECT just using the ingredients
1/2 c pumpkin is 0 PP (veggie)
2 egg whites (instead of egg) = 1 PP
1 T brown sugar = 1 PP

1 whole egg is 2PP so it would be 3 then... I did not use the recipe builder.

Per my WW leader it is okay to just add the ingredients in your "plan manager".
:-) :-)

on March 9, 2012

Very tasty! Has anyone tried baking in oven? How long? In a water bath?

on March 11, 2012

I've plowed through a can of pumpkin using this and am in love with it! It's fast, I can dress it up or dress it down... I even made it work for breakfast (I am not dieting, just want to eat easy delicious nutritious food). I made it without sugar (by accident actually), sprinkled chopped walnuts and ground flax seed on/around it, and then drizzled it with maple syrup. Amazing! Hot breakfast, fiber and protein, tasty, fast.

on March 16, 2012

me parece exkisito lo boy acer

on March 20, 2012

Thanks for this delicious dessert. I posted it on my blog. Hope you don't mind. I'm blogging about my habit of the month and this month is food journaling.

on October 9, 2012

I'm making it as I type.....smells so gooood! thank you for sharing

on May 30, 2013

This recipe seems to follow the Simply Filling plan so for me it is a FREE indulgence. Can't wait to try it tonight! Thank you so much for sharing.

on April 11, 2014

you can bring the pp+ value down to 0 if you use one egg white instead of a whole egg. I've made this and it's so good!!

on October 22, 2014

I don't have a microwave. How would you recommend baking it in oven ? It sounds so delicious and healthy ! I will be awaiting those oven directions. Thank you so much. !!

on October 22, 2014

Amazing! I go pumpkin/pumpkin spice crazy this time of year and this is so satisfying on both counts! Makes me smile :)

on November 10, 2014

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