Sauces, Dressings, Condiments, Creams: Sauces, Gravy and Condiments: Vanilla Custard

A rich, full-bodied custard, served warm as a sauce, as a pie filling, or eaten alone.

Author: CalorieKing staff
Date: May 03, 2012

Suggestions: Make sure you do not over-cook or boil custard, as it will curdle.

For a 9-inch pie filling, double the recipe.

Serves: 12 person(s)
Yield: 12 x level tablespoons (for sauce)

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 5 mins


    3 egg yolks
    2 Tbsp sugar
    1 cup skim milk
    1 tsp vanilla extract


    Scald milk in a small saucepan.

    In a bowl whisk together eggs and sugar: gradually adding hot milk.

    Return mixture to pan and cook on medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon for 3 to 5 minutes or until slightly thickened.

    Remove from heat and strain through a fine sieve into a clean bowl. Stir in vanilla.

    Cool and refrigerate until chilled; or, serve warm if serving as a sauce.


    To serve as a dessert, spoon into four dessert dishes and sprinkle with nutmeg or cinnamon, or can top with a little caramel.

    Serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.

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Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:30 cals
Kilojoules:126 kJ
Fat:1.2 g
Carbohydrates:3.2 g
Protein:1.4 g
Cholesterol:52.8 mg
Sodium:13 mg
Saturated Fat:0.4 g
Fiber:0.0 g
Calcium:32.0 mg
Total Sugars:3.1 g

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