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Gelatin takes the place of eggs in this silky smooth Italian custard, which makes the perfect backdrop for a ginger-spiced fresh blueberry sauce.
Total time: 1 hour (plus chilling).
Hands-on time: 45 minutes.
CLOCKWATCH: The puddings take about 4 hours to set up.Clockwatch
Each serving has: 198 calories, 3.4 g fat (1.9 g saturated), 6 g protein, 37 g carbohydrates (0.7 g fiber), 11 mg cholesterol, 87 mg sodium. Good source of: riboflavin, vitamin B12, calcium.
- 1 lime
- 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
- 2 cups cold milk
- 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
- 1 package (6 ounces) fresh blueberries
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- With a vegetable peeler, remove the lime zest (the colored portion of the peel) in long strips. Squeeze the lime to get 2 teaspoons of juice.
- In a small bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over 1/2 cup of the milk.
- In a small saucepan, combine the remaining 1-1/2 cups milk, 2/3 cup of the sugar, the lime zest and salt. Heat over low until gentle bubbles come to the surface.
- Remove from the heat, cover and let steep for 10 minutes (this infuses the milk with lime flavor).
- Return the milk to low heat, stir in the softened gelatin mixture and stir until the gelatin has dissolved, about 1 minute.
- Remove from the heat. Strain into a bowl and discard the lime zest.
- Let cool for 10 minutes, then stir in the yogurt.
- Pour the mixture into six 8-ounce ramekins, custard cups or small bowls.
- Cover and refrigerate until set, at least 4 hours.
- Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the blueberries, the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, the water and ginger.
- Bring the mixture to a simmer over low heat and cook until the blueberries soften and the mixture is slightly saucy, about 5 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the reserved lime juice.
- To serve, invert the puddings onto serving plates. Spoon the blueberry mixture alongside.