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It may sound unusual, but it's actually a delicious light dessert - and so easy. Served in stemmed glasses, it makes a lovely presentation. Mother always served this after Christmas dinner. Pink champagne or cold duck can be substituted for the port.
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 quart skim milk
- 3 whole eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 3⁄4 cups water, divided (approximate)
- 2 (1/4 ounce) envelopes unflavored gelatin
- 3 lemons, juice of
- 1 cup port wine or 1 cup red wine
- 1⁄2-3⁄4 cup sugar (to taste)
- 1 drop red food coloring (optional)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- WINE GELATIN: In a 2-quart bowl add 1 cup cold water.
- Sprinkle gelatin over water and stir to soften and slightly dissolve gelatin.
- To a measuring cup, add lemon juice and enough water to make 2 cups and add sugar, and heat until sugar is dissolved.
- Pour mixture over gelatin.
- Add port wine.
- If you want a little more color, add a drop of red food coloring.
- Stir to mix well and pour into and 8x8-inch glass baking dish.
- Cover and chill.
- Before serving, cut into 3/4-inch cubes by cutting it as a checkerboard.
- Using a spatula, release cubes from sides and bottom of glass dish.
- NOTE: Amount of sugar for gelatin mixture will be determined by the sweetness of wine.
- CUSTARD: In saucepan, mix sugar and flour together, stirring to mix well.
- Stir milk and eggs together.
- Gradually pour egg mixture into sugar mixture, stirring well.
- Heat mixture over medium-high heat, constantly stirring with a whisk until it thickens enough to coat a spoon, about 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
- Cool slightly or chill.
- TO SERVE: Spoon cubes of Wine Gelatin in stemmed glasses.
- Spoon Custard on top and sprinkle with nutmeg.
Delicious, unusual dessert. I did use the port wine and next time will try using some champagne. The directions were very accurate and clear - my custard especially turned out so rich & creamy that it was hard to believe that it was made using skim milk. The gelatin has a strong but nice flavor and the custard provides a nice balance of textures and flavors. Thanks!
I need to play with this recipe a little but it's refreshing and elegant. Thanks for posting!
The flavor was OK, but not exceptional