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Fresh Fruit Salad with Creamy Custard Sauce

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The Deen Brothers Summer Treat
skill level
Easy
time
1-30min
servings
4-6
cost
$
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ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk6 large egg yolks2/3 cup sugar1 tablespoon vanilla2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • softened6 cups mixed berries (or other favorite fruit
  • such as chopped mango
  • papaya
  • pineapple
  • kiwi
  • pear
  • or banana)
kitchenware
step-by-step directions We've Made Cooking As Easy As 1-2-3! printer friendly version 
  • 1
    1 1/2 cups whole milk 
    For the custard, in a medium saucepan (preferably one with a lip for pouring), heat milk until steaming. 
  • 2
    6 large egg yolks
    2/3 cup sugar 
    In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until combined. 
  • 3
    Whisking constantly, slowly incorporate the hot milk into the egg mixture. Return the mixture to the saucepan. 
  • 4
    Heat the custard over low heat about 5 minutes or until thickened slightly, stirring constantly. (It should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Do not let the mixture come to a simmer or the eggs will curdle.) 
  • 5
    1 tablespoon vanilla
    2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 
    Immediately strain the custard into a small bowl. Stir in the vanilla, then stir in the butter until melted. 
  • 6
    6 cups mixed berries (or other favorite fruit, such as chopped mango, papaya, pineapple, kiwi, pear, or banana)
    Serve fruit with the warm or chilled custard on the side, letting guests spoon the custard over the fruit as desired.
 
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