Hot English Custard Over Frozen Berries
A simple, yet delicious dessert that is a great use of seasonal berries. Easy enough for a family meal and elegant enough to serve at a dinner party. This recipe was originally posted in 2014 but I freshened up the pictures and added a video.
Why not buy frozen berries?
Fresh berries frozen for 1 hour v’s berries that have been sitting in the freezer for months are not the same. The already frozen berries are too hard and have lost their shape, whereas the short time the fresh ones are in the freezer, they still look pretty and are not as hard and defrost when they have the hot sauce poured over.
I used raspberries (they taste so good with the custard), blueberries and strawberries. You will need to cut the strawberries to bite-size pieces. The custard is more of a sauce to make it pourable.
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- 8 ounces (227 grams) fresh raspberries
- 8 ounces (227 grams) fresh blueberries
- 8 ounces (227 grams) fresh strawberries, cut into bite-size pieces
- 2 ¼ cups (532 ml) whole milk
- ½ cup (100 grams) granulated sugar
- 2 large egg yolks, room temperature
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 1/4 cup (34 grams) cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Place the berries on a baking sheet in an even layer. Freeze for 1 hour.
- To a medium saucepan, add the milk and sugar over medium heat, bring to a simmer.
- While the milk is coming to a simmer, add the eggs to a large mixing bowl. Whisk in the cornstarch until smooth. Slowly drizzle while whisking 1/3 cup of the hot milk into the egg mixture. This will temper the eggs and stop them from curdling or cooking. Add the egg mix to the pan while whisking until thickened. Once the custard has thickened, remove from the heat. If it is too thick, whisk in more milk until it reaches a sauce consistency.
- Stir in the vanilla and mix until well incorporated. If the custard is a little lumpy, just strain through a sieve.
- Serve berries in a bowl and pour over the hot custard. Serve immediately.
Serving Size6 ounces
Amount Per Serving Calories 361Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 199mgSodium 117mgCarbohydrates 59gFiber 6gSugar 43gProtein 11g