Coconut Peach Custard
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 TimePrep/Total Time: 25 min.
- 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
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 244 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 130mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.
Originally published as Coconut Peach Custard in Country Woman July/August 2000