Few months back when we were invited to a friend’s house and they served fruit custard in dessert, it was then recollected all the memories of childhood. I never thought my better half will like fruit custard as he is not a fruit lover. Surprisingly, he loved it and to my surprise next week he purchased a packet of custard and re-created the dish at home. We all relished the dessert. That time I could not clicked the picture as we were too busy to grab our portions, so that we don’t miss it.
After few dish I prepared the fruit custard which is now making it to my blog. You can add fruits you love however, avoid adding mushy fruits. You can add pear, mangoes, papayas and so on. You can also adjust the sweetness you are adding to the custard. Fruits are already sweet so I would suggest add less sugar in the custard. In Summer days if you are hosting a party chilled fruit custard could be a lovely dessert to end the party on a sweet note.
Fruit Custard / How to make Fruit Custard (Serve 4)
Milk – 2 to 2½ cups
Custard Powder – 2½ tablespoon
Sugar – 3 to 4 tablespoon
Banana- one, peeled and sliced
Apple – peeled and chopped, ¼ cup
Pomegranate Pearls – ¼ cup
Grapes – ½ cup
Cashew Nuts – 8 to 12
Raisin – 2 tablespoon
Cherry – few for garnishing
1. Take milk in a thick bottom pan and keep it on gas.
2. Take custard powder in a small bowl.
3. Once the milk is warm, take two to three tablespoon of milk and add to the custard powder.
4. Quickly stir it to make a smooth paste without any lumps in it.
5. Now add sugar into the milk and stir well till the sugar dissolves in the milk. Adjust the quantity of sugar according to your tastebuds.
6. Next slowly add the custard mixture in the milk and keep on stiring it over medium or low flame.
7. Keep on stiring the milk for next 4 to 5 minutes until it becomes thick.
8. After it becomes thick, allow to cool the custard at room temperature. You can also put the custard in freezer to chill it.
9. Next add the chopped fruits and nuts into the custard and serve in dessert bowls and garnish with cherries.