Friday, November 1, 2013

Fruit Custard | Fruit Salad with Custard Recipe | Eggless Desserts Recipes

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fruit custard
Fruit Salad with Custard is one of the most easiest desserts and also is my favorite too. At my place my mom always used to make this to use the left over fruits from the festivals. As one can prepare this fruit custard ahead, you can prepare this dessert even for get together or parties for a large crowd. Fruit Custard tastes best with vanilla ice cream but you can also serve it with whipped cream. If you are interested you can also check Fruit Salad(with out Custard) also called as Fruit Chaat or Cut Fruits here.
fruit salad with custard
Basically you can use any fruits to make fruit custard but make sure you use fruits like bananas, apples, citrus fruits like orange or mosambi, pomegranate or grapes as base. During the mango season do not miss adding mangoes, they elevates the taste of fruit custard to a different level. You can even add chikoo, tinned pine apple(not the raw ones) if you like, but I do not add them as I am not a fan of these fruits. But I would definitely suggest you to avoid fruits like water melon, musk melon , pear in the fruit custard as the taste and texture of these fruits does not suit it in my opinion, but if you like those fruits you can add, no hard rules!!
fruit salad with custard

Check out other interesting Eggless Desserts/Pudding recipes in my blog here:
mixed fruit custard

Try this Fruit Custard for Diwali if you are planning a Diwali Party.

As Diwali is just few days away, Check out for a wide variety of options for Diwali here:
fruit custard

Fruit Salad with Custard Recipe:
Serves 3-4
Prep time: 15 mins | Cooking time: 15 mins | Total time: 30 mins + cooling time
Cuisine: Indian | Category: Desserts
to make Custard:
500 ml whole cream milk
3 tbsp custard powder (I used vanilla flavour)
1/4 cup Sugar or 3-4 tbsp. Condensed Milk
fruits needed:
1 ripen Mango(in season)
1 Orange or Sweet lime or both
2 large or 3 medium Bananas
2 Apples
1 Pomegranate or 1/2 cup seedless Grapes or both
1/4 tsp Lemon juice, optional(to avoid the discoloration of fruits)
dry fruits:
8-10 Cashew nuts, finely chopped
8-10 Almonds, thinly chopped

to serve/garnish:
2 tbsp. chopped cashew nuts or almonds
Glazed cherries(optional)
sweetened Whipped cream or Vanilla Ice cream, to serve
  • Reserve 1/4 cup of milk and bring the remaining portion of milk to boil.
  • Meanwhile mix custard powder with 1/4 cup of milk nicely and add this to the boiling milk stirring continuously to avoid the formation of lumps or prepare the custard as per the instructions given  on the pack. The custard should coat the back side of the spoon and should be able to draw a line, if the line does not get disturbed means the custard is ready and cooked. Add the sugar and mix it nicely until it melts. If you are adding condensed milk you can add it once it is cooled. Cool the custard completely and refrigerate it until its usage. Custard would become fairly thick once it cools down, but do not bother once you mix the fruits it will become slightly runny as it sits or you can even thin it up a bit by adding some milk.
  • Cut the fruits starting with the citrus varieties like orange or sweet lime and pomegranate or grapes and then add lemon juice(if adding) to it and mix. Now proceed with cutting other fruits like mangoes, apples by peeling the skin and remove the seed and cut into medium size cubes.
  • At the end cut the bananas into half circles and add to the remaining fruits and mix nicely.
  • Add the fruits and chopped nuts to the cooled custard and  give a good stir. Refrigerate it for 2 hrs.
Serve it cold garnished with dry fruits  or cherry on top with sweetened Whipped cream or Vanilla Ice cream. 

mixed fruit custard
  1. Cut the citrus fruits like orange/mosambi, grapes, Pomegranate first and then chop banana and apple so that the later ones do not loose their colour.
  2. If you mix the fruits with custard much ahead there are chances that it might get watery, So plan in such a way that you mix the fruits with custard just 2-3 hrs before  serving or 4-5 hrs max. But you can prepare the vanilla custard much ahead, even a day before you can prepare and keep it ready.
  3. While serving if you find the fruit custard very thick you can add some milk and mix it to the consistency you need.
  4. The quantity of sugar I mentioned is just right enough for enough sweetness as even the fruits lend their own sweetness when we bite. If you want it more sweeter you can add 2-3 tbsp. of more sugar.
  5. If you want to make it rich you can mix 3-4 tbsp. of whipped cream in the cooled custard and mix well.
  6. You can add fruits like sapota (chikoo), strawberries in season, tinned pine apple pieces to fruit custard. But try to avoid fruits like pear, watermelon, muskmelon as they change the taste of fruit custard.
  7. The addition of nuts like cashew nuts and almonds adds a nice bite to fruit custard, do not avoid it.


Unknown said...

Our favourite dessert..easy to make in bulk..happy diwali

great-secret-of-life said...

looks so yum perfect dessert

Indian Khana said...

yum it looks Prathy ...I want one bowl ..

Unknown said...


Padmajha said...

This is one of our family favorites.So simple and easy but so delicious!
And wishing you and everyone at home a very happy Diwali :)

Unknown said...

Diwali wishes to you and your family.
This is a classic recipe. Thanks for sharing. .

Unknown said...

Yummy it was great and easy.First i was don't like to prepare food but when i saw this recipes i tried and really i felt very much happy because in my home everybody like so much even my friends too.After preparing this i thought to publish this so gyzzz it was my humble request to u all please,please,please try this and gave your feedback so i ill come to know how i make.If you like my dish so next time i can prepare another dish...

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