Yesterday’s dinnerFeed featured Arctic Char with a Pistachio Crust, a savory recipe from a recent dinner party I attended. The host, Donna Newsom, concluded her masterful meal with a heavenly custard, the perfect dessert to bring in the New Year.
Donna used Michigan creamery’s Guernsey eggnog, insistent that “these little gems” would not be as wonderful if a cook used anything less than an exceptional eggnog.
We enjoyed the custard warm but Donna said it was equally good chilled. If you like easy make-aheads, this is the perfect recipe as it can be made 24 hours in advance. Simply garnish with fruit before serving.
Spooning up this creamy, festive eggnog custard was the perfect antidote to an evening of wonderful food, champagne and camaraderie. A rousing round of Auld Lang Syne topped off a memorable evening bringing our troop full circle into the New Year.
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