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Portuguese Egg Pudding

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"This pudding is tasty and similar to a custard."
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1 h 10 m servings 307
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 - 2 quart dish)


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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Beat butter, egg yolks and egg white until smooth. Set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan, heat 1 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water over low heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar is melted and golden. Pour into a 2 quart baking dish and turn to coat bottom and sides of dish with the caramel.
  4. In another small saucepan, combine 1 1/3 cups sugar, 1/2 cup water, cinnamon stick and lemon peel. Bring to a boil and let boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, remove cinnamon stick and lemon peel. Beat syrup, a little at a time, into egg mixture. Pour into caramel-coated dish.
  5. Line a roasting pan with a damp kitchen towel. Place baking dish on towel, inside roasting pan, and place roasting pan on oven rack. Fill roasting pan with boiling water to reach halfway up the sides of the baking dish.
  6. Bake in preheated oven one hour, until set. Cover the dish part way through cooking if pudding begins to brown. Let cool completely. Invert on a serving dish.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 307 calories; 6.9 58.9 4.4 308 21 Full nutrition

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The texture of this was almost gummy. The caramel went to a hard crack stage before ever turning golden (I think this would be solved by 'browning' the sugar before adding the water). The only...

Oh my Goodness! this came out great!! My daughter loved it. I make egg white omelets and I did not want to throw out my yolks. So I tried this recipe I only had brown sugar on hand which is whit...

A bit of a trick to make, but this was delicious! Getting the first round of caramel just right took a second try but in the end, the dessert was extremely tasty. Be warned though: the cleanup t...