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Perfect Stirred Custard

Ingredients
  Eggs/6 egg yolks 4
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Milk 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Pure vanilla extract 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

Blend together eggs, sugar and salt in a large saucepan; gradually stir in milk.
Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and just coats a metal spoon, 15 to 20 minutes.
Stir in vanilla.
Cool quickly by setting pan in a bowl of ice or cold water and stirring a few minutes.
Cover by placing plastic wrap directly on custard; chill thoroughly.
Serve over fresh fruit for a fanciful dessert that's simplicity itself.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Chilling
Interest: 
Quick

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1034 Calories from Fat 344

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 38 g58.8%

Saturated Fat 16.7 g83.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 902.4 mg300.8%

Sodium 991.1 mg41.3%

Total Carbohydrates 132 g44.1%

Dietary Fiber 0 g

Sugars 132.1 g

Protein 43 g86.7%

Vitamin A 31% Vitamin C

Calcium 74.7% Iron 21.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Perfect Stirred Custard Recipe