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Vanilla Custard with Blackberries

Guests will love the creamy smooth custard flavored intensively with real vanilla. This custard can be eaten as is, topped with caramelized sugar, or used as a filling for crepes or pastries.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Servings: 12
Author: Little Rusted Ladle


  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 8 lg. 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