Crabby Eggshells with Cheesy Custard Sauce

Crabby Eggshells with Cheesy Custard Sauce

Submitted by: Cheryl Rogers

Qty Ingredient
8 whole eggs, soft scrambled
2 tablespoonshorseradish mustard
3 whole eggs
1/2 cupsfat free half & half
6 ouncescream cheese (chilled and cut into 1/4 inch cubes)
8 ouncesshredded gruyere cheese
8 ounceslump crab meat, well-drained
2/3 cupsred bell pepper, finely diced
8 scallions, finely chopped (both white and green parts)
2/3 cupscooked bacon crumbles
20 jumbo pasta shells
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Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the scrambled eggs, bacon, scallions, red bell pepper, crab meat, and cheeses. Whisk together fat free half ‘n half, 3 eggs and mustard. Stir into crab mixture. Fill each shell with a heaping ¼ cup of filling. Place in a greased baking dish. Cover tightly with foil and bake at 350°F for 20 minutes. While baking, prepare Cheesy Custard Sauce. Remove foil and spoon sauce over the shells. Return to the 350°F oven for an additional 10 minutes, uncovered. Let rest 5 minutes.  Garnish as desired with sauce, scallions, bell peppers, bacon bits or other garnish. Serves 8-10.
  2. Cheesy Custard Sauce: In a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk together 1½ cups fat free half ‘n half and 6 egg yolks. Cook, stirring constantly until mixture thickens slightly. Remove from heat and add 4 oz gruyere cheese, 3 oz cream cheese, 1 tablespoon horseradish mustard, ¼ cup thin sliced scallions (greens only), and ¼ cup finely chopped red bell pepper. Stir until cheeses are melted.