Fruit Custard With Caramel Sauce

Custard with seasonal fruits is my all-time favourite. It is a win-win every time!! Yesterday I was recalling and missing my good old childhood days when my mother used to cook rustic but yummiest meals for us. There were not many options for new recipes at that time. Sundays were the special days when something different was cooked. Indian sweets or desserts were cooked generally on Sundays or occasions. Sometimes fruit custard or fruit cream were prepared in the name of continental desserts(thanx to the internet that being global we prepare numberless delicacies today from around the world!!)
Still being nostalgic I decided to prepare a custard pudding with mixed fruit but with a twist. I too made a caramel sauce which took this simple desert’s flavour to another level making it a satisfying one. Have you ever tried fruits with caramel sauce? Try once and u would definitely fall in love with this combination…I can bet the flavour is to die for!! You can set this custard pudding in separate bowls to serve individually
Let us come to the recipe…

 Course – Dessert

 Prep Time – 10 Min

 Cook Time – 35 Min

 Total Time – 45 Min

 Yield – 4 Servings

 Author – Bharti Dhawan


Full fat milk – 1 lt + half cup

Vanilla custard powder – 3tbsp

Sugar – 4 tbsps

Seasonal fruits like mango, peaches etc. – 1 no each


Sugar – 1 cup

Water – 1/4 cup

Butter – 2 tbsp

 Instructions For Caramel

Add water and sugar to a pan and keep for boiling. After 3-4 minutes the water will reduce and sugar will start caramelizing from the sides

Avoid stirring this with a metal spoon, just move the pan in a circular motion so that all the sugar caramelize evenly

It will take 3 minutes to ger the golden colour. Time to add butter and there will be vigorous bubbling of syrup. Switch off the gas and pour this syrup evenly into  bowls

When the syrup cools a little refrigerate the bowls and prepare for custard

Instruction For Making Custard

 Keep 1 lt. of milk in a heavy bottom pan and add sugar

Blend fruits to make a fine purée and refrigerate

Mix custard powder with half a cup of cold milk and set aside. This mix should not have lumps

  • In a heavy bottom, pan add 1 lt. Milk and bring to boil
  • Add sugar and stir to mix completely
  • Add custard powder-milk mix to milk very slowly and stir continuously
  • Milk will start to thicken and cook for more than 5 minutes at low flame
  • Switch off the gas and let it cool
  • Add fruit puree and mix well
  • Pour custard into prepared bowls with caramel
  • Refrigerate the bowls for 4 hours to chill
  • When chilled,  upside down the bowl
  • set custard with caramel sauce will ooze out of the bowl to wait for you to dig in