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Orange Coconut Custard

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + chilling


4 servings

These pretty parfaits are perfect for weekend guests as well as for the family during the week. I sometimes add banana slices for more tropical flavor.


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • Dash salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • Fresh orange sections
  • 1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut, toasted


  1. In a saucepan, combine the sugar, flour and salt. Gradually add the milk; stir until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes. Remove from the heat; cool slightly. Stir in extracts.
  2. In four individual dessert glasses or bowls, layer the custard, whipped cream, orange sections and coconut. Refrigerate until serving.

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