Vanilla Custard with Fruits

The best vanilla custard I’ve ever tasted, absolutely over- the-top recipe…

You don’t have to spend hours and hours whipping up a dessert, with just few simple ingredients you could make a dessert that’s going to impress the entire crowd. If not a crowd, if it pleases your inner self, that’s enough to call it as a winning dessert. This is one such dessert I’ve made lately which kicked the butts of all the other desserts on my favorite list and I instantly crowned it as the No:1.

I must say after ice cream, vanilla custard is another dessert I can call as my all time comfort dessert. All these years I had never cared of making this from scratch; always relied on instant mix and other times I bought the custard itself from the stores. My taste buds wasn’t quite impressed by these all these years. Last weekend, while making Boston Cream Pie I had made vanilla custard from scratch for the first time as the recipe called for this. When I read the recipe for making vanilla custard from scratch, I was sure I wouldn’t find a much easier dessert recipe ever. Hence, before my mind forced me to get the store bought custard, I rushed and made this.

With just few simple ingredients, which is always found in my pantry and refrigerator, I made this custard. While making this custard I didn’t get any negative feeling, but was quite definite that this is going to be the best custard. Just as I thought, it turned out to be the best vanilla custard I’ve ever tasted. My husband commented: “This is way better than store bought ones”. My ultimate judge has spoken, now what more I need.

This time I didn’t gobble up, but I devoured this custard as slow as I can, so that the taste of this custard would linger in my mouth for a long time…

While serving the custard I layered the custard with fruits which made the custard even more delectable.

I’ve already posted the recipe of vanilla custard along with Boston Cream Pie. After having the leftover custard along with the fruits, I couldn’t resist posting the recipe one more time separately.

Vanilla Custard with Fruits

Ingredients:

  • Sugar- 2/3 cup
  • Corn starch- 1/4 cup
  • Salt- 1/4 tsp
  • Milk- 2 1/2 cups
  • Egg yolks- from 4 large eggs
  • Vanilla extract- 1tsp
  • Butter, unsalted- 2 tbsp, cut into small pieces

Instruction:

  • Place a fine-mesh sieve over a large bowl and set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine together sugar, corn-starch and salt.

  • Add milk slowly and dissolve the cornstarch completely.

  • Whisk in the egg yolks.

  • Place the saucepan over medium heat, whisking constantly until the first large bubble forms and it sputters.

  • Reduce heat to low, whisking constantly and cook for a few minutes.

  • The mixture will start to thicken, whisk constantly till it gets a thick constituency.
  • Remove from the flame, immediately pour the mixture sieve into the bowl (this is to remove any tiny particles that might be present in the custard).

  • Stir butter and vanilla extract into hot custard and combine well.

  • Place a plastic wrap directly on the surface of the custard (to prevent the formation of skin on the custard).

  • Chill for 3 hours in the refrigerator or keep it overnight.
  • After 3 hours, take the custard out, mix the vanilla custard and serve with fruits in a dessert bowl.

Layering the Custard:

Fruits used:

  • Apple, chopped finely-1
  • Orange, chopped finely-1
  • Banana, ripe, chopped-1
  • Strawberries, chopped finely- 4 no’s

How to layer:

  • Combine the fruits in a small bowl and keep aside.

  • In a dessert bowl, add 2 tbsp of the fruits as the first layer.

  • Add 3 tbsp of the vanilla custard and smooth the top, this is the second layer.

  • Again, add 2-3 tbsp of the fruits as the third layer.

  • Add vanilla custard as the fourth layer.
  • Top with cut fruits on top.

  • You could also add almonds, pistachios, cashew nuts or your choice of nuts.

Tips:

  • To make chocolate custard: Add cocoa powder along with corn starch and sugar.
  • Drizzle the custard with honey or maple syrup.

 

Vanilla Custard with Fruits
 
Ingredients
For Making Vanilla Custard
  • Sugar- ⅔ cup
  • Corn starch- ¼ cup
  • Salt- ¼ tsp
  • Milk- 2½ cups
  • Egg yolks- from 4 large eggs
  • Vanilla extract- 1tsp
  • Butter, unsalted- 2 tbsp, cut into small pieces
Layering the Custard:
Fruits used:
  • Apple, chopped finely-1
  • Orange, chopped finely-1
  • Banana, ripe, chopped-1
  • Strawberries, chopped finely- 4 no's
Instructions
For Making Vanilla Custard
  1. Place a fine-mesh sieve over a large bowl and set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine together sugar, corn-starch and salt.
  3. Add milk slowly and dissolve the cornstarch completely.
  4. Whisk in the egg yolks.
  5. Place the saucepan over medium heat, whisking constantly until the first large bubble forms and it splutters.
  6. Reduce heat to low, whisking constantly and cook for a few minutes.
  7. The mixture will start to thicken, whisk constantly till it gets a thick constituency.
  8. Remove from the flame, immediately pour the mixture sieve into the bowl (this is to remove any tiny particles that might be present in the custard).
  9. Stir butter and vanilla extract into hot custard and combine well.
  10. Place a plastic wrap directly on the surface of the custard (to prevent the formation of skin on the custard).
  11. Chill for 3 hours in the refrigerator or keep it overnight.
  12. After 3 hours, take the custard out, mix the vanilla custard and serve with fruits in a dessert bowl.
How to layer:
  1. Combine the fruits in a small bowl and keep aside.
  2. In a dessert bowl, add 2 tbsp of the fruits as the first layer.
  3. Add 3 tbsp of the vanilla custard and smooth the top, this is the second layer.
  4. Again, add 2-3 tbsp of the fruits as the third layer.
  5. Add vanilla custard as the fourth layer.
  6. Top with cut fruits on top.
  7. You could also add almonds, pistachios, cashew nuts or your choice of nuts.
Notes
To make chocolate custard: Add cocoa powder along with corn starch and sugar.
Drizzle the custard with honey or maple syrup.

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