This dessert is easy to make yet classic. Typically you make this with just strawberries or raspberries but I’ve added blueberries or peaches. Just be sure that the berries or fruit are cut or sliced small enough that you get a good combination of berry and custard flavor with every spoonful. You can assemble the fruit in the dishes several hours in advance and then add the custard just before serving.
MAKES 6-8 SERVINGS
4 cups berries or fruit, room temperature, cut or sliced
1 cup heavy cream
2 egg yolks
½ cup powdered sugar, plus a few tablespoons extra for dusting
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1½ tablespoons Chambord (or raspberry-flavored) liqueur
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Divide the berries among 8 (4-ounce) oven-proof ramekins (or 6 (6-ounce) ramekins).
Whip cream until soft peaks form. Add the egg yolks, ½ cup powdered sugar and vanilla and continue whipping for another minute.
Sprinkle a little liqueur over each ramekin. Pour the custard mixture over the fruit in each dish and place the dishes on a baking sheet in the oven. Bake 3 minutes.
Remove the ramekins from the oven and preheat the broiler.
Transfer the ramekins to the broiler and broil until light golden brown, watching carefully.
Put a few tablespoons of powdered sugar in a sieve and lightly dust each ramekin. Serve immediately.
The above is an excerpt from the book Recipes For Life: My Memories by Linda Evans. The above excerpt is a digitally scanned reproduction of text from print. Although this excerpt has been proofread, occasional errors may appear due to the scanning process. Please refer to the finished book for accuracy.
Copyright © 2011 Linda Evans, author of Recipes For Life: My Memories
Linda Evans, author of Recipes for Life: My Memories, is an award-winning actress who has personified beauty and grace to American television viewers for over five decades, from her role as Audra Barkley on The Big Valley, to the glamorous Krystle Carrington on Dynasty, to Hell’s Kitchen, which she won in 2009 in London, England. She has won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Drama series and has won five People’s Choice Awards for Best Female Performer. Linda was also nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. For her contribution to the television industry, Linda has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
After Dynasty, Linda moved from Hollywood to the Pacific Northwest, where she began an extraordinary journey of self-discovery. She has returned to performing frequently, starring in the stage play, Legends, and winning the Hell’s Kitchen competition while working under Michelin-starred chef Marco Pierre White.
Linda’s often lavish and luxurious life has rivaled Krystle Carrington’s. She has dined with queens and presidents, been romanced by the rich and famous, and today, what Linda treasures most is the wisdom she has gained along the way.Linda lives in Rainier, Washington.