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Blackberry Custard

Yield Makes 4 servings
This chilled, berry-topped custard was another winner of top honors in our kitchens.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • Dash of salt
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups fresh blackberries
  • Garnish: fresh mint sprigs

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a heavy saucepan; whisk in egg yolks and milk. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, 5 to 7 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Pour into a serving dish; cool. Cover and chill 2 hours.

  2. Beat whipping cream at medium speed with an electric mixer until foamy; gradually add 2 tablespoons sugar, beating until soft peaks form. Spread over custard. Top with fresh blackberries; garnish, if desired.

  3. Prep: 15 min., Cook: 7 min., Chill: 2 hrs.