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Berries with Champagne Cream

This recipe came from a cooking class I attended at a local department store. I first served it to my husband on Valentine's Day, but now I make it for Christmas as well. —Michele Fehring, Fishers, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup champagne
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 1 pint fresh raspberries
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries


  • In a heavy saucepan, beat egg yolks and sugar with a portable mixer until thick and lemon-colored. Gradually beat in champagne. Place the saucepan over low heat. With a portable mixer, beat on low speed for 1 minute. Continue beating over low heat until mixture reaches 160°, about 5-6 minutes.
  • Cool quickly by placing pan in a bowl of ice water; stir for 2 minutes. Press plastic wrap onto surface of custard. Refrigerate until chilled.
  • Fold in whipped cream. Spoon three-quarters of the champagne cream into stemmed glasses. Top with berries. Spoon remaining champagne cream over berries.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 267 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 300mg cholesterol, 19mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • sulyn764
    Feb 20, 2014

    Just be aware that it will take more than 5 or 6 minutes to get the egg mixture to 160 degrees. I had the stovetop on low and it took a good 30 minutes of heating/mixing with the mixer to get it to 160. Be careful - the temperature will rise quickly toward the end. But the results are worth it - it's really delicious when it is finished.

  • sandyblas
    Feb 14, 2013

    Really good be sure to cook enough

  • R Renee
    Nov 3, 2012

    Excellent recipe. Lovely, creamy and totally satisfying. My guests ask if I will make this one again.

  • holt7_8
    Jun 16, 2012

    is this recipe safe for kids? i'm never really too sure on how that works lol. thanks in advance for any answers!!

  • TheBusyBaker
    Feb 22, 2012

    Fantastic recipe for a special dessert. Easy to make, and delicious!

  • Grandma-rie
    Feb 12, 2012

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  • loozerjones
    Feb 12, 2012

    This dessert was fantastic! I made it as a Valentine's Day inspired dessert for our "couple's date night" and it was a huge hit! It did take quite a bit longer than 5-6 minutes for me to hit 160 degrees, but it is important to hit the temp to get the right consistency, so keep going until you hit it despite time.It was more than worth the wait, though! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Bleugerman
    Feb 10, 2012

    This is amazing. Great for any holiday or special day.

  • elot21
    Dec 29, 2010

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