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Custard Sauce

 Custard Sauce
This recipe has been in the family for generations. I'm not surprised at its popularity, because it can be used in a variety of ways. We especially like it served over pound cake and gingerbread or simply topped with fresh strawberries.
21 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 8 cups milk
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract


  • In a heavy saucepan over low heat, cook and stir milk and sugar until
  • sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat. Stir in a small amount of
  • hot milk mixture into eggs; return all to the pan, stirring
  • constantly. Cook and stir until mixture reaches 160° or is thick
  • enough to coat a metal spoon.
  • Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Cool to room temperature,
  • stirring several times. Transfer to a bowl; press a piece of waxed
  • paper or plastic wrap on top of custard. Refrigerate. Serve over
  • gingerbread or pound cake. Yield: about 8-1/2 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1/4 cup) equals 155 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 73 mg cholesterol, 64 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 5 g protein.