Vanilla Custard

Southern Living
Keep this Vanilla Custard recipe on hand for a quick and easy dessert that's hard to beat. 
4 cups


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1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 egg yolks
3 cups milk
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Bring first 5 ingredients to a boil in a heavy saucepan over medium heat (about 20 minutes), whisking constantly; boil, whisking constantly, 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Place heavy-duty plastic wrap directly on surface of custard (to keep "skin" from forming); chill 2 hours.

For Vanilla Custard Sauce, decrease cornstarch to 1 tablespoon; prepare as directed. Serve with strawberries or cake.

Created date

October 2003