Fresh Fruit Salad with Creamy Custard

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Fresh Fruit Salad with Creamy Custard Fresh Fruit Salad with Creamy Custard

Servings: 8 servings
Cook Time: 10 min
Difficulty: Easy

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6 kiwis, peeled and chopped
2 ripe mangoes, peeled, cored, and sliced
1 melon, peeled, cored, and chopped
1 quart strawberries, hulled and quartered
1 quart blackberries
1/2 quart blueberries

1 1/2 cups whole milk
2/3 cup sugar
6 large egg yolks
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract





For the fruit:
Place fruit into a large bowl and toss together.

For the custard:

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk milk and sugar constantly.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks. Slowly incorporate the hot milk into the egg mixture. Return the mixture to the saucepan. Heat the custard over low heat about 5 minutes or until thickened slightly, stirring constantly. (It should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Do not let the mixture come to a simmer or the eggs will curdle.)

Remove from heat and melt the butter into custard. Add vanilla. Immediately strain the custard into a small bowl. Place in refrigerator to cool.

Drizzle over fruit and serve.

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By Gwen DeVane on August 06, 2012


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By sue barber on January 15, 2012


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By marcella pursley on March 06, 2011


By marcella pursley on March 06, 2011


Absolutely delicious! Made this for July 4th and people were taking these off the tray before I had even served them on the table. The custard was so light and delicious and the mixture of fruit was perfect. It was very light and satisfying without being too sweet. I'm already being asked to make it for our next get together. You can never go wrong with Paula! smile

By Anonymous on September 01, 2010

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