"Our wonderful neighbor Mildred Williams made Ol' South Custard to serve over this masterful dessert," explains Bill.

Recipe by Southern Living November 2006

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
chill:
1 day
total:
1 day
Yield:
Makes 5 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook milk in a heavy nonaluminum saucepan over medium heat, stirring often, 10 minutes or just until it begins to steam. (Do not boil.) Remove from heat.

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  • Whisk together eggs and next 3 ingredients until blended. Gradually whisk 1 cup hot milk into egg mixture; whisk egg mixture into remaining hot milk, stirring constantly.

  • Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 8 to 10 minutes or until a thermometer registers between 170° and 180°. (Do not boil.)

  • Remove from heat, and pour mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a bowl. Place heavy-duty plastic wrap directly on warm custard to prevent a film from forming on top, and chill at least 24 hours or up to 3 days. Mixture will thicken as it cools.

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