Honey Vanilla Infused Custard with Fruit

I recently received some of the best fruit of the season:  perfectly ripe, yellow peaches. I originally wanted to bake a dessert with them, such as a pie or a crisp.  But after sampling one, I knew it would be a total waste to bake them. I found this recipe through Bon Appetit and modified it slightly so I could showcase these peaches. Makes 3-4 custards.

-1 Cup Heavy Cream
-2 Tablespoons Honey, divided
-5 teaspoons Sugar
-1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Bean Paste (or Vanilla)
-1 2-inch Strip Lemon Peel
-3 Tablespoons Light Rum
-1 Cup Peaches, sliced

In a small saucepan, heat cream, honey, and sugar over medium low heat.  Allow to start to simmer.  Add vanilla and lemon peel and remove the saucepan from heat.  Let steep for five minutes and remove the lemon peel.  Pour custard into ramekins and place in the fridge for at least an hour, or for a day at the most.

For the fruit:  Toss thinly sliced peaches in honey and rum and let sit for an hour.  Stir and serve on top of the custard.

4 thoughts on “Honey Vanilla Infused Custard with Fruit

  1. pinkpolkadotfood

    01 Jul on 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Delicious!! I can’t wait for summer and peach time to try this recipe!!

  2. Just A Smidgen

    02 Jul on 2012 at 10:52 am

    This is such a fresh and summery custard recipe! I’ve seen peaches everywhere and wish they were in season here already.. I’ll have to come back in August when we have a few ripe peaches.. I’d love this dessert!!

    • thedrivencook

      02 Jul on 2012 at 11:37 am

      I hope you try it- I loved it! Might have to make more this summer!

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