Yum….fresh fruit. This time of the year, the choices are so wide and the flavor is sublime.
My friend Regina, who used to blog at Molly Mel, has shared with me her favorite way to dress up custard – with a seasonal homemade fruit sauce!
Sometimes, less is more. This recipe shows that to perfection.
The dessert is quick and easy to prepare and makes use of the plentiful fresh flavors. Regina’s custard is silky smooth and the flavor is so delicate and light. She makes it delicious by using sweetened condensed milk, milk and eggs.
The fruit sauce is the perfect way to top it off.
Dress up your custard with home made fruit sauce.
This recipe makes the perfect ending to a busy day when you want something simple and tasty.
Regina has wonderful recipes that she has shared with us, many of them featuring traditional Brazilian dishes and her photos – well judge for yourself. Aren’t they wonderful?
For the Custard
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 3/4 cup whole milk (use the condensed milk can to measure the milk amount)
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 tbsp cornstarch + 1/2 cup milk to dissolve it
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, or more to taste
For the Fruit Sauce
- 2 cups seasonal fruits - this time I used strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and cherries
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup sugar, depending on the sweetness of the fruits
- 2 tablespoons of water
- Fresh fruits to serve.
- Beat the egg yolks until they are\ smooth. Place them in a saucepan over medium heat.
- Add the milk, and stir the mixture gently.
- Add the sweetened condensed milk and stir in the vanilla extract.
- Mix the cornstarch with 1/2 cup of milk, and gradually add it to the milk mixture. Keep stirring until it becomes a thick and creamy texture. Do not let it boil.
- Fruit Sauce
- Puree your choice of fruits in a blender or food processor.
- Combine the fruit puree, sugar, and water in a saucepan over medium heat stirring from time to time. Reduce heat to medium-low, cook until mixture thickens.
- Pour the custard into small glasses and let it cool completely.
- Once ready to serve pour the fruit sauce on top of the cream and add freshly diced fruits over the top
Recipe and photos shared with permission of my friend Regina
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 200Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 103mgSodium: 55mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 3gSugar: 26gProtein: 6g
Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.