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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
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Baked Ricotta Custard

Creamy custard that tastes just like rice pudding - without the rice.



  1. Heat oven to 250 °F (120 °C).
  2. In large bowl, with an electric mixer at medium speed, beat ricotta and cream cheese until creamy. Add sugar substitute and beat until well combined. Add egg, egg white, half & half, and vanilla; beat until well blended.
  3. Transfer mixture to 4 (8 oz) ramekins. Place ramekins in a baking dish. Add hot water to baking dish to a depth of 1 inch. Bake until custards are set, about 45 minutes. Remove from water bath and cool on rack.
  4. Serve chilled or at room temperature, sprinkled with cinnamon.
  5. Note: based on recipe from South Beach Diet Recharged book.
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Thank you, thank you thank you! Finally, a great low carb dessert! I did end up having to bake at 375* for about an hour for it to set- that was the only alteration to the recipe that I made.
01 Feb 13 by member: Bethyboo67
To make it more Atkins OWL, I'm subbing the high fat versions of cream cheese and heavy whipping cream for the low fat ingredients and adding finely chopped spaghetti squash to try to get that "rice" mouth feel. Get a few veggie carbs that way also.
really good I did the reg ricotta , heavy whip cream and reg cream cheese it is very good ....I will replace the Flan I made before to keep my sweet tooth at bay thank you very much for the recipe
28 Aug 12 by member: katmm
Wonderful dessert. After reading it tastes like rige pudding I decided to put in raisins as well. Then I got to thinking fresh strawberries on top or maybe blueberries inside would also be tasty. The possibilities are endless. One thing I would change if I wasnt adding fruit is maybe a little less sweetness. Thank you for the recipe. I will use it again and again.
21 Jan 12 by member: petuniak
Had this at room temp and it was ok....maybe it will be better cold. I think I'll make it again but next time I'll beat the egg whites separately and fold in the cheeses and egg yolk. Also want to try it with agave.
28 Nov 11 by member: Mik335
Tastes great and hits that sweet craving. Don't be afraid to try it with other extract flavors other than vanilla. For example, almond extract, orange, and lemon extracts are all great.
Ok now I have changed my mind. I don't like this dish hot. However, I love it cold. It was absolutely delish.
05 Aug 10 by member: Mkaleokalani
I made this with heavy cream, regular cream cheese and whole milk ricotta to reduce the carbs. It was delish !!!
19 Jul 10 by member: RedHolly
Delicious! Prepared for some of my friends who aren't dieting who thought it was very good as well.
18 Jun 10 by member: illusion2526
This was AWESOME and took care of the cravings I was having today.
27 Apr 10 by member: Desirae
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Nutrition summary:

There are 131 calories in 1 serving of Baked Ricotta Custard.
Calorie break-down: 38% fat, 24% carbs, 38% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 50
Calories 131
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 5.56g 9%
  Saturated Fat 3.053g 15%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.324g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 1.704g  
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 266mg 11%
Potassium 174mg  
Total Carbohydrate 7.78g 3%
  Dietary Fiber 0.9g 4%
  Sugars 2g  
Protein 12.27g  
Vitamin A 41% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 88% Iron 25%
of RDI*
(131 calories)
7% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (24%)
Fat (38%)
Protein (38%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories