Brandied Custard Crepe Filling

"This recipe came from the back of a package of pre-made crepes I bought many years ago. It's the best custard, very creamy and sweet. It's great all by itself, or to use as a crepe filling (as the title defines). But I've also used it to sweeten up a bowl of fresh fruit. Since I have kids, I usually make this without the Brandy and it's just as good."
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  • In a 2-quarter saucepan, combine the milk, sugar, and cornstarch and cook until thickened (or microwave for 5 to 7 minutes).
  • Add ¼ of the hot milk mixture to the beaten eggs and blend well.
  • Add the egg mixture to the remaining hot milk mixture in the saucepan and add stir over medium heat (or microwave for 2 minutes or until thick). Remove pan from heat; stir in the brandy (if using) and vanilla. Chill completely.
  • For use as a crepe filling - Recipe makes enough filling for 10 crepes. Place 3 tablespoons of custard in the center of each crepe. Add about 1/3 cup of sliced strawberries, if you wish. Then gently roll each crepe and place on a plate. Top each crepe with whipping cream and fresh strawberries.

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  1. curlytoplg
    So easy and soooo deliciously delicious!!!! A keeper for sure!:-) Just what i was looking for!
  2. Starrynews
    Yes, this filling is incredible -- so delicious! I halved it and most definitely used the brandy :) I used it as a crepe filling and sprinkled the crepes with powdered sugar and a raspberry garnish. Thanks for sharing! ZWT8
  3. Blue Skies
    Thanks for posting this! It was so easy to make, we really enjoyed it on our crepes this morning. I made it alongside "Berry-Berry Sauce for Pancakes" #303287, and they went together phenomenally! Next time I will make half the recipe, for two of us it was soo much and quite rich. My mistake for not realizing that to begin with! Thanks for sharing!
  4. Boomette
    I did this filling only for 5 servings cause I was the only one to eat it. DH and DS only takes maple syrup of their pancakes. I used skim milk, splenda. I used the brandy cause I like the taste. I cooked it in the microwave. It became thick in just a few minutes. Maybe too thick and lumpy. I didn't mix it enough with the cornstarch I think. But the taste is great. So that's why I didn't take a photo. Thanks NorthwestGal. Made for Holiday tag


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