A friend checked a new cookbook out of the library recently and was raving about the Earl Grey Applesauce in it. The book is a nice little volume with many interesting desserts in it. It is called "Desserts that Have Killed Better Men Than Me" by Jeremy Jackson. I checked it out yesterday and was quite taken with several recipes. Tonight I am making Star Anise Pudding from it. It is in the oven at this minute. The base was delicious I am anxious to taste the final product and will report back. For the carb counters, of which I am one, I found that after scalding the cream and milk and steeping the crushed star anise in it, 2 Tbs. of Splenda was a good substitute for the 1/2 C. of sugar called for in the recipe.