Dessert Custard Sauce Recipe

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No need to stand over the stove to make a custard sauce. Bunny Richardson of Russellville, Alabama created this streamlined version. Goes great over fresh fruit or cake.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:9 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 2 cups cold milk, divided
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 teaspoons instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/3 cup) equals 121 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 107 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, beat 1 cup milk and pudding mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add the cream, sugar, vanilla and remaining milk; beat on low speed for 2 minutes.
  2. Transfer to a pitcher; refrigerate 1-2 hours before serving. Yield: 3 cups.
Originally published as Dessert Custard Sauce in Country Woman November/December 2006, p6

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