Healthier Crema de Fruta Recipe -
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Healthier Crema de Fruta

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"This is a Filipino dessert that's very easy to make using broas or ladyfingers as the cake sponge. This recipe is healthier than regular crema de fruta because I reduced the amount of sugar and fat."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    9 hrs 10 mins


  1. Combine evaporated milk, milk, sugar, 1/2 cup water, flour, and egg yolks in a tempered glass bowl (such as Pyrex®).
  2. Fill a large bowl with ice water, creating an ice bath.
  3. Place milk mixture in a large saucepan of boiling water; cook, whisking constantly, until custard thickens and reaches a temperature of 170 degrees F (77 degrees C), 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer bowl to ice bath to cool the custard.
  4. Mix 1 1/4 cup water, 1 cup heavy syrup from fruit cocktail, gelatin, and lemon juice together in a separate saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir until gelatin dissolves, 10 to 12 minutes. Refrigerate gelatin mixture until cooled, about 30 minutes.
  5. Layer ladyfingers in the bottom of a deep 9x13-inch dish; top with a custard layer and fruit cocktail layer. Repeat layering with remaining ingredients, ending with gelatin mixture covering the last fruit layer. Refrigerate until set, 8 hours to overnight.
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  • Calories
  • 336 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 49.9 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 183 mg
  • 61%
  • Fat
  • 8.6 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 16 g
  • 32%
  • Sodium
  • 124 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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