Berries Recipe With Tasty Custard Sauce

By | April 1, 2009

Berries Recipe With Blueberries And Mouth Watering Custard Sauce

Berries Recipe Ingredients

  • Milk – 1 ¾ cups, low or non fat
  • Cornstarch – 2 tablespoons
  • Egg – 3 yolks
  • Vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt – 1/8 teaspoon
  • Sugar  or sugar substitute –  1/4 cup
  • fresh blueberries and raspberries – 1 cup each of fresh
  • fresh strawberries – 2 cups


  1. Combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt in a medium saucepan. If you are using a sugar substitute, do not add it in at this stage. Add the milk slowly, stirring continuously so that no lumps form. Cook it over medium heat and continue stirring. It will thicken and bubble. Wait for an additional 2 minutes and then take it off and set it aside.
  2. Put the 3 egg yolks in a bowl and beat them slightly. Add half of the amount of the hot mixture from the stove into the eggs and whisk it immediately and thoroughly. If you wait for too long the heat from the mixture will cause the egg yolks to cook and become lumpy.
  3. Add this whisked egg yolk mixture to the saucepan contain the other half of the   mixture and whisk it together. Cook the mixture once more over medium heat, stirring continuously. In a few minutes it will begin to bubble again.
  4. Take it off immediately and plunge the sauce pan into a bowl filled with ice water. Stir the custard for at least 3 minutes to allow the custard to cool quickly. Strain the custard using a fine mesh sieve to remove all lumps. If you are using a sugar substitute, you can add it to the custard now along with the Vanilla extract.
  5. Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to allow it to cool completely.
  6. Divide the raspberries, strawberries and blueberries among 6 dessert bowls and spoon the custard over the berries.

Health Tips

  • This is a diabetes-friendly dessert that contains 23 g of carbs and 3 g of fat.
  • Strawberries are extremely high in Vitamin C and dietary fiber. They are also high in antioxidants and folate and when consumed regularly, reduce the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure
  • Blueberries too are high in Vitamin, minerals and fiber. Like strawberries, they offer protection against blood pressure and heart problems. They are also important for vision as they protect your body from age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) which is the main cause for loss of vision in older adults.