Brandied Custard Crepe Filling

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Vickie Parks

By
@Northwestgal

I've been making this for more than 40 years, it's about the only recipe I use any more for a filling for breakfast crepes. It's the best custard base I've ever tried, so creamy and sweet. When the kids were much younger, I left out the brandy and it's just as good. But the brandy really does liven up the filling, so I recommend using it if possible. I've also used it to sweeten up a bowl of fresh fruit.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
10
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1 c
milk
1/2 c
granulated sugar
2 Tbsp
cornstarch
2 large
eggs, beaten
1/4 c
brandy, room temperature (optional)
1 tsp
vanilla extract
3-4 c
sliced strawberries (optional)

How to Make Brandied Custard Crepe Filling

Step-by-Step

  • 1In a 2-quarter saucepan, combine the milk, sugar, and cornstarch and cook until thickened (or microwave for 5 to 7 minutes).
  • 2Add 1/4 of the hot milk mixture to the beaten eggs, and blend well.
  • 3Add the egg mixture to the remaining hot milk mixture in the saucepan and stir over medium heat (or microwave for 2 minutes or until thick). Remove pan from heat; stir in the brandy (if using) and vanilla. Chill completely.
  • 4For use as a crepe filling - Recipe makes enough filling for 10 crepes. Place 3 tablespoons of custard in the center of each crepe. Add about 1/3 cup of sliced strawberries, if you wish. Then gently roll each crepe and place on a plate. Top each crepe with whipping cream and fresh strawberries.

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About Brandied Custard Crepe Filling

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: French
Dietary Needs: Low Sodium, Low Carb
Other Tag: Quick & Easy