Custard Sauce

Serves 2
preparation
25
minutes
cooking
120
minutes

Ingredients

1
cup
milk
1
egg yolk
2
tablespoons
sugar
1/4
teaspoon
cornstarch
1
teaspoon
instant coffee, vanilla extract, or orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier

Directions

  1. Heat the milk in a Pyrex measuring cup in the microwave for 2 minutes on high, or in a small saucepan over medium heat until small bubbles appear on the side of the pan.
  2. In another small saucepan, over medium-low heat, whisk the egg yolk with the sugar and cornstarch and slowly add the warm milk. Whisk constantly, until the mixture thickens to the consistency of heavy cream and coats a spoon lightly. Do not boil or simmer or the egg will scramble. Remove from heat. Stir in the coffee, vanilla, or orange flavoring.
  3. Pour the Custard Sauce into a small bowl. Serve warm or chilled. To chill, cover and refrigerate at least 1 1/2 hours or up to 1 day ahead.

 

Jane Kirby
January 2002

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 151
  • Calcium 149 mg
  • Carbohydrate 19 g
  • Cholesterol 115 mg
  • Fat 6 g
  • Fiber 0 g
  • Iron 0 mg
  • Protein 5 mg
  • Sat Fat 3 g
  • Sodium 53 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.