I've been a little bit absent lately, haven't I? Or perhaps that should be a LOT. I still can't believe that I basically missed Autumn! Not for lack of making things - although the opportunities for such has been pretty limited - I'm making the most of the little snatches of time that I have. I thought I would share the baked pear custard with you that I have been making with all the lush, juicy pears that have been around (the ones that didn't get eaten, that is!) for dessert. I don't tend to make desserts all the time, but I do like to treat my boys a couple of times a week.
With the change in the seasons kicking in strongly this week, I thought it high time to make something a little fitting with the change. This dessert is great because you can eat it hot or cold - and both are equally lovely. It's so simple and quick to whip up it makes you wonder why you don't make it more often (this is the second time I've made it).
1/3 cup caster sugar
2 tsp custard powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 cups of either milk or So Nice, heated
Arrange pear over the base of lightly greased ramekin dishes or baking dish.
Combine sugar and custard powder, then whisk in eggs and vanilla. Gradually add hot milk to egg mixture.
3. Pour egg mixture over pears. Bake in a slow oven, 150 degrees C, for one hour or until set.