Keep this Vanilla Custard recipe on hand for a quick and easy dessert that's hard to beat. 

Recipe by Southern Living January 1999

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Yield:
4 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring first 5 ingredients to a boil in a heavy saucepan over medium heat (about 20 minutes), whisking constantly; boil, whisking constantly, 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Place heavy-duty plastic wrap directly on surface of custard (to keep "skin" from forming); chill 2 hours.

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  • For Vanilla Custard Sauce, decrease cornstarch to 1 tablespoon; prepare as directed. Serve with strawberries or cake.

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