No-bake Crema de Fruta
Nothing says festivity more than Crema de Fruta! With varying layers of cool, delicious sweetness. No wonder it is a favorite Filipino Christmas dessert. What's more, this recipe is no-bake and so easy!
- 18-20 pieces ladyfingers
- 1 big can fruit cocktail - drained and juices reserved
- 6 pieces Maraschino cherries (optional)
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
- 3 pieces eggyolks
- 2 cups milk
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 tablespoon gelatin powder
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 cup reserved fruit cocktail juice
Warm milk in the microwave for several seconds on high until warm but not boiling.
In a saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Add the egg yolks and beat until it becomes pale and smooth. Gradually add the milk while continuously stirring.
Bring the mixture to a gentle simmer over low heat, whisking constantly, until custard thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon, 10-12 minutes. Add vanilla extract and stir several times to blend. Remove from heat and let it cool down.
Dissolve gelatin and sugar in water. Bring it to a boil over medium heat, stirring regularly to dissolve the lumps and granules.
Turn off the heat. Add the reserved fruit cocktail juice. Let it cool down.
Arrange a layer of ladyfingers at the bottom of a 6x8-inch or 7x7-inch pan.
Pour half of the custard on top and spread evenly. Spread half of the fruit cocktail on top of the custard.
Create another layer of the ladyfingers, custard and fruit cocktail. You may add some cherries if you like, spaced evenly.
Lastly, very gently pour the gelatin all over the final layer covering the fruits completely.
Chill in the fridge for at least an hour or overnight. Best serve cold.
Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 166mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 0.2mg