Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Fruit Custard

Fruit custard is one of those desserts that people from all age groups love. A delicious mix of fresh chopped fruits dunked in a rich and creamy custard. It requires very less preparation & cooking time and can be made from simple ingredients. Fruit Custard tastes best when it is cooked and served chill. It is a good accompaniment at the end of a meal and gives a nice soothing feeling.
Some mix the fruits with the custard and refrigerate but I do not like it because Sweetening the fruits not only acts as a coat and prevents them from getting discoloured quickly due to oxidisation. I personally prefer the custard and the fruits and refrigerating separately. 

Milk-    3 Cup
Custard Powder-    3 Tablespoon
 Sugar-1/2 cup
Cup Chopped Bananas-   1/2 Cup
Chopped Apples-   1/2 Cup
Pomegranate Kernels-    1/2 Cup
Grapes-    1/2 Cup
1.Take 1/4 cup milk in a bowl separately and keep aside.
2.Heat the remaining milk in a sauce pan. When it begins to boil, add sugar and stir well and let it cook over medium flame.
3.To the 1/4 cup milk bowl, add custard powder and mix well till there are no lumps.
4.Add this paste to the boiling milk and stir well to mix. Keep cooking over flame as the custard thickens.
5.Stir occasionally to prevent the milk from sticking on the bottom.Boil this for an additional 2-3 minutes, stirring continuously. the milk changes colour to dark yellow..
6.Remove the pan from the heat and stir for another 2 minutes. transfer to a small bowl and cool completely .Then refrigerate for a few hours to chill.
7.Chop all fruits into bite sized pieces. You can add bananas, apples, grapes, pear, cherries, strawberries, pineapples, pomegranate, mango, orange, kiwi or any other seasonal fruit of your choice.
8.Pour a spoonful of chilled  custard sauce on the fruits. Keep layering this way alternately with fruits and custard sauce to complete the dish.
9.Garnish with chopped pieces of fresh fruit, jellies or chopped nuts like almonds or cashews. Serve the custard chilled.

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