Fresh Fruit With Vanilla Custard Sauce

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Derf2440

This makes a luscious light dessert, a change from all the heavy dishes over the holidays. Looks wonderful in a stemmed glass. Any fresh fruit can be used.

Top Review by likestocooklovestoe

Really good - you need to add the hot milk to the egg/sugar mixture very slowly in order to ensure nothing cooks, and the window between "thickened" and "overcooked and slightly grainy" is very short, but the recipe works beautifully.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Scald milk in a large saucepan over medium heat (do not allow milk to boil), set aside.
  2. Combine eggs, egg whites, and sugar in a medium bowl, beat with a wire whisk until blended.
  3. Gradually stir about one-fourth of hot milk into egg mixture; add to remaining hot milk, stirring constantly.
  4. Cook stirring constantly, over low heat until mixture thickens and coats a metal spoon, about 30 minutes.
  5. Immediately pour sauce into a large bowl, stir with a wire whisk until cool.
  6. Stir in vanilla and salt, cover and chill 2 hours.
  7. Serve over fresh fruit.

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