Acorn Squash Custard (paleo, GAPS)

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Our family loves this custard! (Paleo, GAPS)

Yesterday I wrote about an easy way to make acorn squash. Well, next time you make some, make double, and use the rest to make this acorn squash custard! I made this for my 7 year old’s birthday, and we all loved it.

It’s:

  • Gluten-free
  • Grain-free
  • Paleo-friendly
  • GAPS-legal
  • Refined-sugar-free
  • Low-sugar
  • And there’s even an egg white-free option
  • Delicious
  • And dare I say it? Healthy for you too.

I’ll show you how to make it. Here goes!

Acorn Squash Custard (GAPS, Paleo)

By: Danielle

Ingredients

Equipment

  • mixing bowl
  • immersion blender – my favorite kitchen tool these days
  • pie pan or large tart/quiche pan or 9″ square glass pan

Instructions

This custard is very simple, really.

  1. Preheat your oven to 350.
  2. If you are going to make this custard without egg whites (we leave them out due to allergies), then first whisk together the grass-fed gelatin powder with the water in a cup, and let sit for a minute to thicken or bloom. If you are using whole eggs, then no advance preparation is needed.
  3. Combine all ingredients into a mixing bowl and blend well with an immersion blender. Pour into a greased pan (I use coconut oil) and smooth with a spatula.
  4. Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes. When a toothpick inserted comes out clean, the custard is done. Allow to cool on a cooling rack for 20 minutes.
  5. When serving, drizzle raw honey or maple syrup over each slice. Yum!

Notes

The edges will likely brown and that’s fine.

This can be served warm, but I actually prefer it cold. It kind of reminds me of cheesecake. :)

This pairs very well with my “butterscotch” detox tea – which is a great coffee substitute.

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Our family loves this low-carb acorn squash custard! There's even an egg-white-free option...

 

Hope you enjoy!

Love,

Dandy


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Comments

  1. That really does look and sound good! I make squash regularly for my son’s GAPS pancakes (to make little sandwiches), so this would be a nice way to use the squash in another way!

  2. i just bought my first acorn squash last week and i love the stuff! i will have to buy another so i can try this. i’ve made pumpkin custard and sweet potato custard and loved those a lot, so i’m sure this is delicious.

    for the squash, is it already baked when you put it in the blender?

    • Oh, I hope you like it, Joanna! We are new to acorn squash too. And yes, it is already baked before you blend it. :) Thanks for stopping by!

  3. This custard is delicious. Tastes great, good texture, my whole family loved it, yum! Thank you for sharing,

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