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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Fruit Custard | Simple Dessert

When you are bored of doing elaborate cooking and you don't have enough time left to prepare a dessert,what do you do? I usually opt for a quick simple yet appealing dessert which hardly takes any time.This is a dessert which even kids can help you out in preparing.And perfect for beginners to impress their guests.Fruit custard is one dessert that my mom used to make it very regularly at home as it was simple and quick.This was also a easier way to sneak in fruits.And so,I was a kinda bored of this dessert then.But when away from home,always reminds us of all the dear things which we once had.That's the whole story behind tasting this again.This is a very quick fix dessert which you can prepare in a very short time and requires very less efforts too.A very familiar one to many and a simple one!!

milk 4 cup + 1/2 cup cold
custard powder 3-4tbsp
3-4 fruits of your choice(chopped;2 cups)
condensed milk 1/2 tin /sugar as per needed
maraschino cherries for individual serving glasses

  • Heat the milk in a pan and let it come to boil.
  • Dissolve the custard powder(3tbsp/4tbsp) in the remaining 1/2 cup cold milk without lumps.
  • Add this to the boiling milk and keep stirring.Keep the flame on medium heat.
  • Let it thicken,add the condensed milk or sugar if using and give a quick stir.
  • Put off flame and remove in  another bowl.Cover with a cling wrap on the surface to prevent skin formation.
  • Refrigerate until chilled about 4-5 hours.
  • Wash,peel and chop the fruits in small bits(I used apple,grapes,strawberry and banana).
  • Add the chilled custard in the chopped fruits and serve in individual pudding cups or glasses.
  • Garnish with a cherry or chocolate shavings!!

* I have mentioned three or four tbsp as you can always alter the amount of custard powder depending on the consistency of  custard required.I like a slightly watery consistency than the thicker version when it comes to add with fruits.
* You can use any fruits of your choice.Always use contrasting colors,it gives a nice look to the dessert.
* You can use corn flour and vanilla essence 1tsp to replace the store brought custard powder.But the color will be off white.
* You can use sugar instead of condensed milk too.Increase or decrease the amount of sugar depending on your sweet tooth.


Home Cooked food said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious dessert. My favorite one in childhood.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

so true. Julie, custard served with fruits is nostalgic.

nandoos kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

super yummy custard. Nice one dear.

Priya Suresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Fruit custard looks terribly gorgeous and cant resist to it.

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

My favorite dessert,looks so tempting

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Fruit salad looks so yummy .Wonderful presentation

great-secret-of-life said... Best Blogger Tips

who can say no to this Julie.. so yummy

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

always my go to dessert for large gatherings, so easy to whip up!!! i feel like grabbing a glass for myself...

Sona said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious custard, looks yummy and tempting...

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Very comforting and delicious dessert..

Vidya Chandrahas said... Best Blogger Tips

My favourite...Sounds delicious.

Chitra said... Best Blogger Tips

Long time i came here.How are u julie ? Custard looks great.pass me here :)

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so delicious and tempting.. gorgeous clicks too!!