Simple Creme Anglaise

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This recipe is so easy, it is fool proof....and doesn't make a gazillion amount of sauce. I was making my fruit crisp and didn't have any ice cream, so this was a perfect alternative. This light and creamy sauce is a perfect accompaniment with bread puddings, pudding cakes, crisps and cobblers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl, whisk together sugar, egg and vanilla.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat the milk over medium heat until it is steaming. Gradually add a bit to the egg mixture, stir to combine, then add to the saucepan. (By adding a bit to the egg mixture first, it will help prevent getting scrambled eggs).
  3. Stir over low heat, stirrig constantly, for 5 - 8 minutes or until slightly thickened. Do not boil.
  4. Pour the sauce into a bowl. Place a piece of plastic wrap on the surface of the sauce. Chill.


Most Helpful

Delicious! I love the creaminess despite the lack of tons of yolks which traditional recipes call for. A healthier option that is still very tasty.

Lynettie April 28, 2011

Oh, yum! For such a simple recipe, this is just outstanding! Rich, creamy, thick, this is what a vanilla sauce should be! Thanks for posting!

IngridH December 05, 2008

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