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Honey Custard with Berries

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Hands-on time 30 mins
Total time 30 mins

Makes 8 to 10 servings

If you don't have white balsamic vinegar, substitute Champagne vinegar or apple cider vinegar.


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup white wine (such as Sauvignon Blanc)
  • 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
  • 6 to 8 cups mixed fresh berries (such as strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries)
  • Garnish: fresh mint

How to Make It

  1. Beat cream in a medium bowl at medium-high speed with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Cover and chill until ready to use.

  2. Whisk together egg yolks, honey, wine, and balsamic vinegar in top of a double boiler. Bring water in bottom pan to a light boil. Cook egg yolk mixture, whisking constantly, 8 to 10 minutes or until thick and foamy.

  3. Remove from heat. Fill a large bowl with ice. Place top of double boiler containing egg yolk mixture in ice, and whisk 5 minutes or until completely cool. Remove from ice bath, and fold in whipped cream. If desired, cover and chill up to 24 hours. Spoon berries into bowls, and serve with custard.