Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Creme Anglaise with Fresh Berries and Candied Nuts

Our cousin made this for Thanksgiving a few years ago and it was a winner. Especially after a heavy meal, this lighter dessert is the perfect balance of cream, sweetness and a wee bit of healthy-- it does have fruit after all. #smallgoals

 I thought since it's 'spring' and all, getting to swimsuit season (and some of us have two upcoming weddings)  this would be the perfect time to share this little bit of heaven. 

(Serves 4)


Candied Pistachios
1 cup of hulled pistachios
2 tablespoons of sugar 

Creme Anglaise:
1 cup heavy cream or half and half (I use half and half and I really can't tell the difference)
1/3 cup of brown sugar
1 vanilla bean halved (or 1 tablespoon of vanilla)
4 egg yolks

four cups of any combination of berries- I use a combination of blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, chopped strawberries.


For the candied nuts, in a non stick pan over medium high heat, pour two tablespoons of sugar. When the sugar begins to caramelize, add the nuts and stir well to combine. Remove from the pan onto some foil. Chop nuts when cool.

For the Creme Anglaise:
1-  In a heavy saucepan, combine cream,  half the sugar and the vanilla bean. 
2- In a bowl, whisk the yolks together with the remaining sugar
3- When the mixture in the saucepan just comes to a boil, remove from the heat. Pour a few tablespoons of the hot mixture into the egg mixture and stir.
4- Combine both mixtures back together into the saucepan and return to low/medium heat until the mixture coats the back of a spoon. 
5- I usually strain my cream to ensure there are no clumps.

You can serve the creme anglaise either warm or cold over the berries and sprinkle a few (tablespoons of) nuts over it. You can't really see my berries as I may have gone to town with the creme and nuts. #sorrynotsorry

I've made this many times to rave reviews. It is such  delicious (somewhat lighter) fare for the warmer months.

Happy Wednesday!


  1. Looks delicious! I have always wanted to make crème anglaise

  2. YUM! I'm a huge fan of pistachios, so this is right up my alley <3
    Green Fashionista

  3. This looks good, I've never heard of Creme Anglaise, but looks good!

  4. This looks so good! With pistachios in it my husband would love this! Beautifully Candid

  5. I've never tried creme Anglaise before. This sounds delicious with the fruit & nut mixture

  6. I’m working on my summer body, and weirdly it hasn’t been so bad, I’m still not ready for summer, but I also don’t feel like I’m starving, per usual. This cream Anglaise is the perfect spring time dessert. Thanks for sharing.


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