Recipes and Cooking Stirred Custard 2.8 (6) Add your rating & review Homemade stirred custard and fresh fruit makes a fitting dessert to end just about any type of meal. To ensure velvety smooth custard, stir the egg mixture constantly with a figure-eight motion to ensure even cooking and to prevent sticking and burning. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 15 mins Total Time: 15 mins Servings: 8 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 5 egg yolks, beaten 1 ½ cup milk ¼ cup sugar 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla Fresh fruit, such as blueberries or strawberries Directions In a heavy medium saucepan use a wooden spoon to stir together egg yolks, milk, and sugar. Cook and stir continuously with the wooden spoon over medium heat until mixture just coats the back of a clean metal spoon. Remove pan from heat. Stir in vanilla. Quickly cool custard by placing saucepan in a large bowl of ice water for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour custard mixture into a bowl. Cover the surface with plastic wrap to prevent a skin from forming. Chill at least 2 hours or until serving time. Do not stir. If desired, serve custard over fresh fruit. Makes about 8 servings. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 85 Calories 4g Fat 8g Carbs 3g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 85 % Daily Value * Total Fat 4g 5% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Cholesterol 136mg 45% Sodium 27mg 1% Total Carbohydrate 8g 3% Protein 3g Vitamin C 0.6mg 3% Calcium 70.7mg 5% Iron 0.4mg 2% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.