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Pan-Toasted Angel Food Cake with Vanilla Custard


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  • 4 eggs
  • 1 Meyer lemon
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 TBS butter
  • 1 purchased angel food cake, cut into 8 wedges
  • 2/3 cup apricot preserves
  • Additional thin strips of lemon peel and fresh mint leaves


Servings 8
Adapted from


Step 1

1. Separate egg whites and yolks; set aside. With vegetable peeler, remove peel from lemon in long strips and place in a medium saucepan. Juice lemon into a separate small saucepan and set aside.

2. Combine cream and sugar with lemon peel in medium saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat just until mixture comes to a simmer. Whisk egg yolks in a large bowl; slowly whisk in cream mixture. Pour mixture through fine mesh sieve back into pan (to remove peel). Cook and stir gently over medium-low heat for about 15 minutes or until mixture just begins to thicken and bubble. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Quickly cool custard by placing the saucepan in a large bowl of ice water for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Transfer to a bowl; set aside.

3. In shallow dish whisk together egg whites, cinnamon, and salt. In 12" nonstick skillet heat butter over medium heat. Dip cut sides of cake into egg mixture; add to skillet in 2 batches. Brown about 2-3 minutes per side; set aside.

4. Add apricot preserves to lemon juice in small saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat until preserves are melted.

5. To serve, pour some of the vanilla custard onto a plate or into a shallow bowl. Top with cake, preserves, lemon peel, and mint.

Makes 8 servings. Each serving = 13 Weight Watchers points.


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