Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Creamy, easy and quick. Goes great with all kinds of desserts, especially my Berliner Rote Grütze Berliner Rote Grütze / Mixed Berries Compote


  1. If using vanilla bean, scrape the vanilla seeds out of the bean and set aside.
  2. In a saucepan stir together cream, milk and vanilla seeds or extract and bring to a boil.
  3. You can use more or less vanilla extract, depending on personal preference.
  4. In a bowl whisk together egg yolks, sugar and cornstarch.
  5. Carefully and slowly stir the egg mixture into the cream.
  6. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat and let cool.
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My mother use to make a sauce like this and put in cream puffs. She would also serve it hot with a plain yellow cake and top with a few strawberries. Thanks for the memories.

Jacqueline in KY May 21, 2006