Easy Custard

"I use this recipe to make my recipe#238409. It comes together very easily; I sometimes reduce the sugar by a tablespoon if I'm in the mood for something a bit less sweet, but either way it's delicious! Cooking time includes time to chill. Note: If you use this recipe to make the trifle, be sure to double it to get the needed four cups."
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Ready In:
3hrs 10mins




  • Heat cream, 6 T. sugar and salt in a heavy saucepan over medium heat until simmering, stirring occasionally to dissolve sugar.
  • Meanwhile, whisk egg yolks in medium bowl until thoroughly combined. Whisk in remaining 2 T. sugar until sugar begins to dissolve. Whisk in cornstarch until misture is pale yellow and thick, about 30 seconds.
  • When cream mixture reaches full simmer, gradually whisk half into yolk mixture to temper. Return mixture to saucepan, scraping bowl with rubber spatula; return to simmer over medim heat, whisking constantly, until 3 or 4 bubbles burst on surface and mixture is thickened, about 1 minute.
  • Off heat, whisk in butter and vanilla. Transfer mixture to bowl, press plastic wrap directly on surface and refrigerate until set, at least 3 hours or up to 2 days.

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  1. Lynntwin11
    This was delicious, and very easy to make. My guests were practically licking the bowl! I used the custard with the Stars and Stripes Berry Trifle recipe. I made the custard the night before, which saved time. This is a new favorite for my family.
  2. Jen T
    A real light creamy custard to use up those egg yolks that you are sometimes left with. (I had them leftover from recipe#233274). I will use this for many recipes that call for a custard. Tonight though I served it with recipe#28228 for a simple end to our dinner. You have a winner here :) A 'keeper' for me:)


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