Custard Sauce

Rich custard sauce, also known as crème Anglaise, turns simple fresh or poached fruits into elegant, satisfying desserts.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 6 egg yolks
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions

  • 2 Tbsp. brandy
  • In a large bowl, whisk together egg yolks and sugar until light-colored and thick.
  • Pour half-and-half into a saucepan and cook over medium heat until just scalded. Slowly pour hot cream into the egg mixture, whisking constantly to avoid cooking the eggs.
  • Pour egg and cream mixture into a saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick enough to coat a spoon. Stir in vanilla and brandy. Allow to cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 6 egg yolks
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions

  • 2 Tbsp. brandy
  • In a large bowl, whisk together egg yolks and sugar until light-colored and thick.
  • Pour half-and-half into a saucepan and cook over medium heat until just scalded. Slowly pour hot cream into the egg mixture, whisking constantly to avoid cooking the eggs.
  • Pour egg and cream mixture into a saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick enough to coat a spoon. Stir in vanilla and brandy. Allow to cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories170
Total Fat10g
Saturated Fat5g
Cholesterol160mg
Sodium45mg
Total Carbohydrate16g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars15g
Protein4g