My mom’s birthday falls on the 24th of December, and burnt out from the rich chocolately treats associated with the holiday season, she usually requests something lighter as her birthday dessert. Even in our home, we opt for this delicious lime-flavored custard to make the evening special on Christmas Eve.
This can be topped with whipping cream, cultured cream (for GAPS), or whipped coconut cream (for GAPS, dairy-free, and paleo).
Zesty Lime Custard with Whipped Coconut Cream Topping
This smooth and satisfying creamy treat is refreshing and delicious. It can be made in the slow cooker or baked traditionally in the oven.
Preheat slow cooker to high and fill with 1/2 inch hot tap water. Alternatively: Preheat oven to 375* and prepare a water bath by filling 2 shallow casserole dishes with 1/2 inch hot tap water.
Mix the lime juice, lime zest, egg yolks, whole eggs, honey, and 1 cup coconut cream until well combined.
Pour into custard cups
Bake in a water bath until set, or steam in slow cooker until set (custard cups can be stacked in the slow cooker). For the oven this will take about 1 hour 15 minutes and for the slow cooker on high it will take between 3 and 4 hours.
Cover with plastic wrap and allow to chill in the fridge.
Top with coconut whipped cream as desired.
Hot weather tip: Use your slow cooker in the garage or on the porch to avoid heating up the house!
Nutrition notes: Nutrition calculated without the optional whipped coconut cream.
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