Raspberries with Sour Cream Custard

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


6-8 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Every summer, my grandmother would treat us to her garden-fresh berries and this delicate, piquant soft custard sauce.


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups whole milk
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 pints fresh raspberries


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil and stir for 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Add 1/2 cup of hot mixture into eggs; return to saucepan. Add sour cream and vanilla; beat with whisk until well blended. Place saucepan in a bowl of ice water for a few minutes to cool. Cover and chill. Serve sauce over berries. Variation: Strawberries or other fresh fruit may be substituted for raspberries.