Coconut Peach Custard Recipe

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Nothing is quicker than this dessert. It is easy enough to throw together even when there is unexpected company.—Vicki Fox, Marshal, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chopped peeled fresh or frozen peaches
  • 1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 244 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 130mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.


  1. In a saucepan, combine the sugar and cornstarch. Stir in milk until smooth. 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 eggs; return all to pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Fold in peaches; sprinkle with coconut. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Coconut Peach Custard in Country Woman July/August 2000, p35

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