Berries with Champagne Cream
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + chilling
- 8 egg yolks
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup champagne
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
- 1 pint fresh raspberries
- 1 pint fresh strawberries
- In a heavy saucepan, beat egg yolks and sugar with a portable mixer until thick and lemon-colored. Gradually beat in champagne. Place the saucepan over low heat. With a portable mixer, beat on low speed for 1 minute. Continue beating over low heat until mixture reaches 160°, about 5-6 minutes.
- Cool quickly by placing pan in a bowl of ice water; stir for 2 minutes. Press plastic wrap onto surface of custard. Refrigerate until chilled.
- Fold in whipped cream. Spoon three-quarters of the champagne cream into stemmed glasses. Top with berries. Spoon remaining champagne cream over berries.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 267 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 300mg cholesterol, 19mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein.
Feb 20, 2014
Just be aware that it will take more than 5 or 6 minutes to get the egg mixture to 160 degrees. I had the stovetop on low and it took a good 30 minutes of heating/mixing with the mixer to get it to 160. Be careful - the temperature will rise quickly toward the end. But the results are worth it - it's really delicious when it is finished.
Feb 14, 2013
Really good be sure to cook enough
Nov 3, 2012
Excellent recipe. Lovely, creamy and totally satisfying. My guests ask if I will make this one again.
Jun 16, 2012
is this recipe safe for kids? i'm never really too sure on how that works lol. thanks in advance for any answers!!
Feb 22, 2012
Fantastic recipe for a special dessert. Easy to make, and delicious!
Feb 12, 2012
This dessert was fantastic! I made it as a Valentine's Day inspired dessert for our "couple's date night" and it was a huge hit! It did take quite a bit longer than 5-6 minutes for me to hit 160 degrees, but it is important to hit the temp to get the right consistency, so keep going until you hit it despite time.It was more than worth the wait, though! Thanks for the recipe!
Feb 10, 2012
This is amazing. Great for any holiday or special day.