Dairy-free custard with festive compote recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare and 1 min to cook
  • 341 calories / serving
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A dairy free custard served with a warming spiced fruit compote.

First make the fruit compote. Place the dried fruit into a small pan with the cinnamon, star anise and apple juice and simmer for 5 minutes until the apple juice is syrupy. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

To make the custard beat together the egg yolks, cornflour and honey in a small bowl until smooth. Pour the milk and vanilla extract into a saucepan and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally.

Remove from the heat and pour over the egg mixture, whisking simultaneously. Pour the mixture back into the saucepan and cook over a low heat for 3-4 minutes until thickened, stirring all the time to make sure it doesn't catch on the bottom of the saucepan.

Spoon the compote into bowls and top with custard to serve.

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  • Ingredients

  • For the fruit compote

  • 150g (5oz) dried fruit e.g. cranberries, blueberries, cherries, apricots, prunes
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 2 star anise
  • 300ml (10fl oz) apple juice
  • For the custard

  • 5 egg yolks
  • 2 heaped tbsp cornflour
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 500ml (17fl oz) Tesco Free From Sweetened Soya
  • 5ml (1 tsp) vanilla extract
  • Energy 1440kj 341kcal 17%
  • Fat 12g 17%
  • Saturates 3g 15%
  • Sugars 41g 45%
  • Salt 0.3g 4%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 50.6g Protein 9.2g Fibre 1.6g


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