|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 4g||5%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||9%|
|Total Carbohydrate 13g||5%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|Total Sugars 13g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Crème Anglaise is a classic vanilla custard sauce. This crème anglaise recipe is simple to make, with only four ingredients—egg yolks, milk, sugar, and vanilla—and takes a mere 20 minutes. Not to be confused with crème pâtissière, which is a thicker custard and pastry cream, crème anglaise is a thinner custard sauce and a pouring cream.
Gather the ingredients.
Fill a large bowl with ice water and keep it nearby.
Beat the egg yolks with a whisk for a minute or two, until they're very smooth.
Add the sugar and whisk for about 2 more minutes, or until the sugar is fully incorporated and the yolks are a pale shade of yellow.
Very slowly, pour the hot milk into the egg and sugar mixture while whisking constantly. Don't add the milk too fast or the eggs will cook, and you don't want that.
Return the custard to the double boiler and gently heat, stirring continuously, until it reaches 185 F. The crème anglaise will be thick but still pourable.
Now set the top part of your double boiler into the bowl of ice water to cool the crème anglaise. Stir in the vanilla.
Stir the crème anglaise once in a while until it is fully cooled.
Drizzle over cakes, pies, fruit tarts, or ice cream and enjoy.
- For a richer crème anglaise, you could substitute half-and-half or heavy cream for the milk.