Zucchini Custards

Cuisinart original
Light and fluffy and chock full of fresh zucchini, these little custards are perfect start to a meal, or even as part of a light lunch.


Makes six servings


½tablespoon unsalted butter 1small onion, cut into ½-inch pieces 2small zucchini, shredded and drained in a colander or paper towel to remove any excess moisture 2 to 3ounces feta, crumbled 11∕3cups heavy cream 4large eggs ¼teaspoon sea salt, plus more to taste pinch freshly ground black pepper

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 282 (83% from fat) • carb. 5g • pro. 8g • fat 26g • sat. fat 16g • chol. 226mg • sod. 292mg • calc. 119mg • fiber 1g


Preheat oven to 400°F. Put the butter into the blender jar. Set timer for 5 minutes and temperature on Medium. Once butter has melted add the onion. Cover the blender jar and stir, using quick bursts to break up. Let sauté, stirring occasionally. When time expires, allow mixture to cool for about 5 minutes. While cooling, divide the shredded zucchini among 6 ramekins. Top with the feta, again, evenly divided between each one. Once the onion has cooled, add the cream, eggs, salt and pepper. Blend on speed 2 for 20 seconds. Pour evenly over zucchini and feta in ramekins. Put ramekins on a rimmed baking sheet; bake in preheated oven for about 35 minutes, or until a knife when inserted into custard comes out clean.