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Cream Cheese Custard Filling

Hands-on time 20 mins
Total time 7 hrs, 20 mins
Yield Makes about 2 2/3 cups
Cream Cheese Custard Filling is the decadent mixture that's spread between the layers of the famed 35th Anniversary Hummingbird Cake. 

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, cubed and softened
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

How to Make It

  1. Whisk together first 2 ingredients in a heavy saucepan; whisk in eggs and milk until smooth. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, 8 to 10 minutes or until mixture reaches a chilled pudding-like thickness. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly; boil, whisking constantly, 1 minute. Remove from heat, and whisk in cream cheese and vanilla until cheese melts. Cool to room temperature (about 1 hour). Place plastic wrap directly on mixture (to prevent a film from forming), and chill 6 to 24 hours.