Blueberry-Topped Custard Recipe
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Blueberry-Topped Custard Recipe

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A silky texture, rich vanilla flavor and fruit topping make this lovely dessert extra special, says field editor DeEtta Rasmussen of Fort Madison, Iowa.
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can (15 ounces) blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 434 calories, 19g fat (11g saturated fat), 220mg cholesterol, 186mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (49g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a saucepan, combine the sugar, flour and salt. Gradually add cream and lemon peel until blended. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks. Return all to pan; bring to a gentle boil, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Pour into four parfait glasses or dessert dishes. Cool.
  2. Drain blueberries, reserving juice. Spoon blueberries over custard. In a saucepan, combine cornstarch and blueberry juice until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Spoon over berries. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Blueberry-Topped Custard in Taste of Home October/November 2000, p8

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Debbie Twin User ID: 6965354 28105
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2013

"My 13 year old daughter made this on her own. We made some adjustments, such as replacing canned blueberries for fresh and we used skim milk instead of half and half. The end result was a 5-star rating from her father!"

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