Caramelized Pear Custard Recipe

Atkins Caramelized Pear Custard
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Phase: Phase 3
Difficulty: Difficult
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  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp Xylitol
  • 0 1/4 tsp, ground Cardamom
  • 2 pear, medium (approx 2-1/2 per lb) Pears
  • 3 large Egg (Whole)
  • 2 large Egg Yolk
  • 2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 tbsp Maple Syrup (sugar-free)
  • 0 1/2 fl oz (no ice) Rum
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Heat the butter, xylitol and cardamom in a large sauce pan over medium-high heat.  Slice the pears into 1/2-inch wedges.  Once the butter has melted add the pears and allow to caramelize for 4 minutes on each side.  Remove from heat and arrange in a pie plate or 3-4 cup casserole dish.  Reserve about 2 Tbsp syrup and pour the remaining over the pears (keep remaining in the sauce pan and set aside).
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, egg yolks, heavy cream, sugar free syrup, rum and vanilla until combined.  Pour mixture over the pears and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown and custard has set.  Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.
  4. Using a pastry brush, brush the top with reserved caramel syrup.  If the syrup has hardened, reheat in the sauce pan until liquid.

Cooking Tip

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