Filled Custard with Fresh Fruit

Total Time
10 mins
20 mins

This simple custard is great with sliced strawberries, bananas or other sliced fruit for a simple summer desert. The custard recipe was originally printed in Bon Appetit (May 1984) for 2 portions, but is very easy to double or adjust for number of portions you need. Refrigeration time is at least four hours.

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  1. Combine sugar, cornstarch and nutmeg in top of double boiler.
  2. Gradually whisk in milk, half and half, yolks and vanilla until smooth.
  3. Set over simmering water.
  4. Stir until thick (10 minutes).
  5. Cover and continue cooking 10 minutes.
  6. Spoon custard into two 1-cup molds.
  7. Refrigerate until firm, about 4 hours.
  8. Invert custard onto plates.
  9. Top with fresh fruit.