Prep Time
2 Mins
Cook Time
10 Mins
1 cup



How to Make It

Step 1

Whisk egg yolks and sugar in a bowl until blended.

Step 2

Split vanilla bean piece lengthwise; scrape seeds into cream using knife blade. Bring cream and vanilla bean seeds just to a boil in a medium-size heavy saucepan; reduce heat, and simmer 4 minutes. Stir one-fourth of hot milk mixture gradually into yolks; add yolk mixture to remaining milk mixture, stirring constantly. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, 6 minutes or until custard reaches 160° and coats the back of a spoon. Remove from heat, and set aside to cool. Store in refrigerator.

Christmas with Southern Living 2008

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