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This Orange Custard is a cold, creamy vintage custard recipe that is full of orange flavor and smooth like a thick homemade pudding!
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RECIPE LINK IS BELOW AND HAS A PRINTABLE RECIPE CARD BUT BLOG POST IS FULL OF “HOW TO MAKE IT”, TIPS, INFORMATION AND FAQ
If you love pudding this is a dessert that you’ll be adding to your favorites list as well! This Cold Orange Custard is the perfect dessert for spring or summertime!
Quick Glance AT INGREDIENTS FOR for Orange Custard: (amounts in recipe)
- whole milk
- Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
- egg yolks
- orange zest
- fresh orange juice
(amounts in recipe)
Is Custard the same as pudding?
If you’ve never had custard, you may be wondering what it is and how to make it. I like to compare custard to pudding, especially homemade pudding. Custard is slightly thicker and a bit heavier than pudding but very similar in texture.
How to make Orange Custard:
We’re going to start this recipe by heating milk in a sauce pan. Don’t let the milk boil but it needs to get pretty hot. While that is heating up you’ll want to whisk together the sugar & cornstarch together. Just sit that aside because we don’t need it quite yet.
We do however need to whisk the egg yolks to a pale yellow color. Once the egg yolks are a pale yellow it’s time to add in the orange and vanilla parts of this recipe. I like to add the zest and juice to the egg yolks instead of the milk because I’ve read that orange juice can curdle milk if added directly to it and we don’t want to do that.
Slowly add hot milk to egg mixture:
When it comes to the point in the recipes where you need to add the milk to the egg mixture make sure to follow the directions. You want to remove the milk from heat and then slowly add it to the egg mixture while whisking. Don’t add it too fast or whisk to quickly of you’re going to end up with orange flavored scrambled eggs!
Pour mixture back into sauce pan and place over medium heat. Heat and whisk continuously for 5 minutes, until custard has thickened to the consistency of thick pudding. At first you’ll think that it will never thicken! Don’t worry, it will.
Once thick, remove from heat and whisk in butter.
Pour custard into large bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, pressing plastic wrap onto top of custard to prevent skin from forming.
Why do I need to add plastic wrap to the top of custard?
Adding plastic wrap directly onto hot custard will prevent a gross skin from forming over the custard as it cools.
Chill for at least 4 hours before serving.
QUICK GLANCE Cold Orange Custard FAQ:
- Can I use bottled orange juice? You can but you already have to use an orange for the zest, you might as well use the juice from the same orange.
- How long does this need to chill before serving? Chill for at least 4 hours before serving.
Cold Orange Custard
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