This delicious custard with nuts recipe is a classic dessert dish that is creamy, smooth, and rich. Made with just a few simple ingredients, this dessert is perfect for any occasion and can be served as a sweet treat after a meal or as a standalone dessert.The custard is made with milk, heavy cream, egg yolks, sugar, and vanilla extract, which creates a rich and creamy texture. The chopped nuts, which can include almonds, pecans, or walnuts, add a crunchy texture and nutty flavor that complements the custard perfectly. This recipe is easy to make and is sure to impress your family and friends with its delicious flavor and smooth texture.
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 6 egg yolks
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts (almonds, pecans, or walnuts)
- In a medium saucepan, heat the milk and heavy cream over medium heat until it begins to steam.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together the sugar and egg yolks until pale and fluffy.
- Slowly pour the hot milk mixture into the egg mixture while whisking continuously.
- Pour the mixture back into the saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens and coats the back of a spoon (about 8-10 minutes).
- Remove the custard from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
- Strain the custard through a fine mesh strainer to remove any lumps.
- Stir in the chopped nuts and pour the custard into individual serving dishes.
- Chill the custard in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.
- Use a combination of nuts such as almonds, pecans, and walnuts for added flavor and texture.
- You can also add a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg to the custard for extra flavor.
- To make the custard dairy-free, use coconut milk and coconut cream instead of milk and heavy cream.
- Serve the custard with fresh fruit or whipped cream for a more decadent dessert.