Fast Fruit & Custard
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Serves: 4
This speedy dessert is a sure crowd-pleaser


  • 2 cups reduced-fat milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • sprinkle ground cinnamon, optional
  • 800 g fresh or canned fruit


  1. In a microwave safe jug heat the milk on HIGH (100%) for 90 seconds and then stir. Microwave for another 90 seconds.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla together. Gently whisk warmed milk into the egg mixture. Stirring all the time, strain this mix into a 2 litre microwave dish and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  3. Cook in microwave on MEDIUM (50%) for 4 minutes. Stir and then cook on MEDIUM (50%) for another 5 minutes. Stand for 5 minutes.
  4. Divide the mixed fruit between 4 bowls. Spoon custard over the top and serve immediately.

Variation: This custard can be baked in a preheated oven at 160°C in a single dish for 60 minutes or until a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean.

Nutrition Information

per serving per 100g
Energy 976 kJ 308 kJ
Protein 11.1 g 3.5 g
Fat, total 5.6 g 1.8 g
— saturated 2.5 g 0.8 g
Carbohydrate 32.2 g 10.2 g
— sugars 32.2 g 10.1 g
Sodium 220.6 mg 69.6 mg
Fibre 3 g 0.9 g

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