Friday, September 9, 2011

Simple and Delicious Custard Sauce

     I told you in yesterday's tablescape post that I would have the recipe today for the custard sauce I used on fresh fruit for dessert on Labor Day. This is a very simple recipe with few ingredients and it tastes very much like the best homemade ice cream, just not frozen and thicker! It is yummy enough to eat with a spoon and would be wonderful on pound cake, bread pudding or a chocolate cobbler.

1 cup half-and-half
1/2 cup white sugar, divided
1 tsp. vanilla (use real vanilla)
4 egg yolks
2 tablespoons butter

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine half-and-half and 1/4 cup sugar.

In a bowl, whisk together egg yolks and remaining 1/4 cup sugar until smooth.

     When cream mixture just begins to boil, remove from heat and whisk a small amount of hot cream into the egg yolk mixture, then pour egg yolk mixture back into remaining hot cream and whisk until smooth. Return the pan to medium heat and cook, stirring, until mixture coats the back of a spoon. DO NOT WALK AWAY. This mixture will curdle quickly. Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla. Serve warm or cold.

I used fresh strawberries, blueberries and pears and
 just drizzled the sauce over the top before serving.

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Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sue, that looks easy so I believe I can handle that. Thanks for the recipe.

Pondside said...

That's a lovely, old-fashioned sauce - I just know it will go well with everything!

xinex said...

Oh yummy! Thanks for the recipe, Sue. Is this the same sauce they use for bread pudding? I have been looking for a recipe like this....Christine

Rettabug said...

Oh my ever widening hips! You've done it again, Sue. Another decadent, fattening, lip-smacking recipe that I've just GOT to try.
Thanks...I think. LOL


Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

looks yummy, and almost easy!!
I am sure there are no calories in this either....right???

koralee said... daughter came home from England as said that they put custard on everything over there. xoxoxo Happy weekend.

Linda said...

Yum!! That would even make my hubby like the fruit!

Ricki Treleaven said...

I love custard anything. I have a buttermilk pie recipe that is really a custard pie, and everyone loves it!

Susan Freeman said...

Thanks for the great recipe ~ I'll be giving it a try!!

Susan and Bentley

BrightenedBoy said...

That looks delicious. As I've said before, you need to be syndicated.

Thanks for your last post. Sometimes I just feel like it's all out of my hands.

Nellie's Cozy Place said...

Hi Again,
That custard looks Yummo............
Me wants some right now!!

think you can email some over!!

Have a great day hon,

Leigh Powell Hines said...

This looks so good. Love the little owl staring at me as I write this comment. So cute.