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Vanilla Custard with Blackberries
Guests will love the creamy smooth custard flavored with real vanilla. This custard can be eaten as is, topped with caramelized sugar, or used as a filling for crepes or pastries.Print Pin Rate Add to Collection Go to Collections
- 2 1/2 cups whole milk
- 8 large egg yolks
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1 whole vanilla bean split
- In a heavy bottomed medium saucepan, bring milk to a simmer.
- Meanwhile, scrape the vanilla seeds from the vanilla bean with the back of a small paring knife and add to milk with the bean.
- Simmer on low for 15 minutes, then remove vanilla bean from milk and discard or save for another use.
- In a separate bowl combine egg yolks, sugar, and cornstarch. Stir until smooth.
- Slowly whisk one cup of milk into egg yolk mixture then slowly whisk egg mixture into pan with remaining milk. Whisk until well blended.
- Simmer mixture on medium low for 6-9 minutes, stirring constantly until mixture thickens.
- Transfer to a container. Place a piece of plastic wrap directly onto custard, then refrigerate until well chilled.
- Spoon cooled custard into small glasses or bowls and top with fresh fruit