How To Make Easy, Vegetarian, Fruit & Custard Dessert

  This recipe is so easy to make, it is cook-approved.

  Plus, with the cookies and chocolates, it is kid-approved.

  With the fruit and custard, it is parent-approved.

A great family dessert that is light in the stomach and is delicious at any time of the year!

Fruit Custard

Vegetarian Fruit And Custard Dessert

February 15, 2021, by Deborah Esplin

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Easy Vegetarian Fruit And Custard Dessert

Equipment To Make Easy Vegetarian Fruit And Custard Dessert

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Ingredients For Easy Vegetarian Fruit And Custard Dessert

1/8 cup Bird’s Custard Powder

1.5 tbsp. Sugar

1.25 cups Milk  (I used unsweetened oat milk.)

Any fruit you like, diced  (I used kiwi, pear, and grapes.)

2 Cookies, your choice  (I used chocolate-covered digestives and shortbread.)

Cookies, chocolate, or sprinkles to decorate. (I used chocolate kisses and cylindrical wafers.)

  Don’t forget the special ingredient. Love.


If you don’t have the ingredients, here are some suggestions.

Bird’s Custard PowderPirouline Cylindrical Wafers

Hershey’s Kisses

Chocolate-Covered Digestives


Preparation Instructions for Easy Vegetarian Fruit And Custard Dessert

    1. Break the cookies into bite-sized pieces and line the bottom of your bowls, glasses, or dish.
    2. Wash and peel the fruit, as necessary, and cut into bite-sized pieces. Add fruit until the container is half or almost half-full.
    3. In a saucepan, stir the custard powder and sugar. Using a whisk over low heat, add the milk only a tablespoon at a time and stir after each addition. After adding a few tablespoons of the milk, you can start pouring very slowly while stirring continuously. While you stir, make sure to get rid of any powder lumps. Once the mixture is quite liquid, then you can add the rest of the milk.
    4. Raise the temperature of the stove to medium or medium-high and keep stirring the custard mixture until it starts to boil. When it boils, lower the heat, keep stirring and let it simmer for 2 minutes. Take the pan off the heat and let it cool for 15 minutes.
    5. Spoon the custard over the fruit and cookies. Push the custard into the dish and keep adding custard until you have filled your dish. Decorate as you wish. Let it sit in the fridge for 30 minutes to cool.

Gluten-Free version: use gluten-free cookies

Vegan version: use oat, soy, or almond milk and cookies that are not made with any animal products like butter, egg, or milk.

Note: This recipe can be doubled.

Note: You can make this recipe in one larger dish or in individual bowls or glasses.

Tip: This dessert is best eaten the same day, otherwise the cookies go soggy, but it can be stored for 2 days in the fridge.

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If you want to make your own shortbread cookies, here is the recipe for 4-Ingredient Butter Shortbread: Fast & Easy.

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2 Replies to “How To Make Easy, Vegetarian, Fruit & Custard Dessert”

  1. These look delicious! I might have to use chocolate pudding for the kids, (does chocolate custard exist?) as they don’t seem to be fans of custard. But I think this is fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

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