Vanilla Bean Custard

Don't be tempted to substitute a pudding mix here. The delicate flavor is well worth a bit of effort.

This recipe goes with Vanilla-Stuffed Strawberry Cupcakes

Yield: Makes 3 cups
Recipe from Southern Living

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  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste*


  1. 1. Whisk together first 4 ingredients in a heavy 3-qt. saucepan. Cook over medium-heat, whisking constantly, 10 to 12 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla bean paste. Cover and chill 3 hours.
  2. *2 tsp. vanilla extract may be substituted.
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