Recipe Details

Soft Custard Sauce

Number of Servings: 8

Serving Size: 1/4 cup

You may know this sauce as creme Anglaise. It's delectable drizzled over sliced nectarines, fresh blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries. Be sure to use a double boiler when making this sauce, since this will result in a much better texture than cooking it over direct heat.

Name: Amount:
egg,slightly beaten 2 ea
sugar 2 Tbsp
salt 0.25 tsp
fat-free milk 1.50 cups
pure vanilla extract 1 tsp

Combine all the ingredients except the vanilla in the top of a double boiler or in a small saucepan.


Cook over hot (not boiling) water, stirring constantly. If using a saucepan, cook over the lowest possible heat, stirring constantly. When the custard is thick enough to coat a spoon, remove from the heat.


Cool quickly by placing the pan in a bowl of ice water. Stir in the vanilla. Serve while warmn, or let cool to room temperature and serve immediately.

Nutritional Information (per serving)
Calories 47
Calories from Fat 12
Total Fat 1g
Saturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 54mg
Sodium 112mg
Potassium n/a
Carbohydrates 6g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 5g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a
Folic Acid n/a
Dietary Exchange 1/2 Other Carbohydrate