In Chile, wine-flavored meringue is traditionally served with a custard sauce that is made with the leftover egg yolks. Beautiful Desserts

Ruth Van Waerebeek-Gonzalez
October 1999

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Yield:
MAKES 1 2/3 CUPS
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a small saucepan, heat the milk and cream with the vanilla. In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the sugar until light and foamy, about 3 minutes. Whisking constantly, pour the hot milk mixture into the egg yolks in a thin stream.

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  • Return the custard to the saucepan and cook over moderately low heat, whisking constantly, until thickened, about 5 minutes; do not let the custard boil or it will curdle. Immediately scrape the sauce into a clean bowl and whisk constantly to cool slightly. Set the Vanilla Custard Sauce aside to cool completely, then refrigerate until ready to use.

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