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bavarian custard dessert with caramel sauce

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Christine Sanchez
New York, NY

When I was growing up in New York, mom used to take us to Gertz department store in Jamaica, NY. They had a stand which sold delicious frozen parfaits, laced with chocolate or strawberry sauce, and I remember how my sister and I loved it! I've searched the web trying to find the recipe, along with hundreds of others who also remember them, and I found one young lady who had a recipe that is similar. The dessert was unforgettable and I hope you all enjoy this recipe, too.

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Velvety, smooth, creamy... so many ways to describe this delightful custard. Making caramel can be tricky. This recipe is easy and tastes amazing. Keep a stash in the fridge for an ice cream topping. Heavenly!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
prep time 30 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For bavarian custard dessert with caramel sauce

  • 1 Tbsp
    gelatin, unflavored
  • 1/2 c
    cold milk
  • 3 md
    egg yolks; reserve whites
  • 1 c
  • 1 1/2 c
    cold milk
  • 3
    egg whites; beaten to stiff peaks
  • 1 c
    whipped cream
  • 5 Tbsp
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How To Make bavarian custard dessert with caramel sauce

  • 1
    Soften gelatin in 1/2 c cold milk.
  • 2
    Beat egg yolks and sugar well in a heatproof bowl. Slowly add 1-1/2 cups of milk. Cook in a double boiler until mixture coats spoon. (Actually, I use a whisk and it also will coat the whisk). Add gelatin mixture and stir together. Place in fridge until mixture is completely chilled.
  • 3
    When totally chilled, beat the mixture, with a whisk, until creamy and not lumpy. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites and whipped cream. Add vanilla and mix well.
  • 4
    Pour into parfait dishes and chill.
  • 5
    For caramel sauce, add butter, cream, vanilla and brown sugar to a saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil and stir for 2 minutes.
  • 6
    Let cool slightly and serve over custard.
  • 7
    You can add any other flavor topping to the custard if you prefer.

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