Some dips and spreads are easier to make. But this baked Roasted Red Pepper Custard is super impressive—and well worth the effort!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 40 servings
1 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. water
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 can (12 oz.) evaporated milk
1 cup roasted red peppers
2 cloves garlic
2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
1/4 tsp. salt
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Let's Make It
Preheat oven to 350°F. Place sugar, water and ground red pepper in small heavy saucepan. Cook on medium heat until sugar is melted and deep golden brown in color, stirring constantly. Immediately pour into 9-inch square baking pan; tilt to evenly coat bottom of pan with syrup. Set aside.
Place cream cheese and evaporated milk in blender container; cover. Blend until smooth. Add roasted red peppers, eggs, garlic, thyme and salt; cover. Blend until smooth. Pour over syrup in pan. Place pan in larger baking pan in oven. Add enough water to larger pan to come halfway up outside of 9-inch square pan.
Bake 1 hour or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Carefully remove from water bath. Refrigerate 2 hours or until ready to serve. Invert custard onto serving platter just before serving. Cut into 20 squares; cut each square diagonally in half to form 2 triangles. Place 1 triangle on each serving plate. Top evenly with any remaining syrup from bottom of pan. Serve with RITZ Crackers, if desired.
Prepare as directed, using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese.
How to Unmold Custard
Bake and refrigerate as directed. Run metal spatula or knife around edge of pan to loosen custard. Invert onto plate; shake lightly to loosen.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 6g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Makes 40 servings, 1 triangle each.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.