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Cherry Bavarian Cream

I especially like recipes for out-of-the-ordinary desserts. One bite and you'll agree this not-too-sweet treat is worth the extra effort.—Christina Till, South Haven, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 2 cups pitted tart red or bing cherries
  • Red food coloring, optional

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, combine the egg yolks, sugar and milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture reaches 160° or is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Pour into a large bowl; set aside.
  • In a small microwave-safe dish, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Microwave on high for 40 seconds. Stir and let stand for 1 minute or until gelatin is completely dissolved. Stir into egg mixture; tint with food coloring if desired.
  • Set bowl over larger bowl filled with ice water. As soon as the cooked mixture begins to set up, fold in the cream and cherries. Pour into 2-qt. serving bowl and refrigerated 4-6 hours or overnight. Garnish with mint if desired.

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