Recipe for the Week - Fruit Custard

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This is a really popular recipe, not to mention a healthy, fruit-filled dessert :-). You can use low fat cream, but it would be better to use whole milk for thicker custard. All the fruits need to be chopped into small pieces of the same size.

What you’ll need (6-7 servings):

  1. 4 tbsp Custard powder
  2. 2 tbsp cornflour
  3. 1 litre milk
  4. 1 cup + ½ cup sugar
  5. 1 tsp vanilla essence
  6. 1 apple chopped
  7. 1 mango chopped
  8. 250 g chikoo chopped
  9. 2 cups chopped pineapple
  10. 3 small bananas chopped
  11. 200g low fat cream

What you’re going to do:

1. Make a paste with the custard powder, cornflour and ½ cup milk.

2. Place the remaining milk with 1 cup sugar in a large vessel and bring to a boil.

Add the custard paste and keep stirring on a low flame for 3-5 minutes. (If you don’t stir, you’ll get lumps in your custard)

4. Turn off the heat and add vanilla essence and mix well.

5. Pour the custard into a large bowl and leave it to cool. When cool, place in the refrigerator to chill.

6. In the same pan, put in the chopped pineapple and ½ cup sugar and bring to a boil.

7. Lower the heat and leave it to simmer for approximately 15 minutes.

8. If it looks too watery, evaporate most of the water.

9. Put the pineapple in a bowl and leave it to cool.

10. When cool, add the remaining fruits, and place in the refrigerator to chill. At the same time, place the cream to chill as well.

11. When the custard, fruits and cream are thoroughly chilled, take it all out.

12. If the custard looks too thick and lumpy, use a hand blender to loosen it up a little.

13.Put the fruits into the custard and then add the cream and mix everything together well.

14. Pour into individual bowls and serve.

This is, without doubt, my favorite dessert :-) It’s so cool and refreshing, especially in the hot summer months or when breaking your fast after a long day of no eating and drinking. Another major plus: One of the best ways to get kids to eat fruit! Do try it out!

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