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Maple Custard With Strawberry Compote

  • Author: Vanessa | Maple + Mango
  • Prep Time: 12 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 32 min
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert


This healthy dessert is perfect for summer and made with real ingredients that you can feel good about!  Also a great dessert option for those on a gluten-free or refined sugar free diet.




Strawberry Compote:



  1. Heat milk and vanilla in a pot over medium-low heat until starting to steam.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the remaining custard ingredients.
  3. Slowly pour 1/2 cup of the milk mixture into the egg mixture while whisking.  Then add the egg mixture to the pot while whisking until slightly thickened and can coat the back of a spoon (approx. 10 min).  Pour into individual ramekins or glasses (or one larger dish) and place a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface to prevent a skin from forming.
  4. Place in the fridge to cool.  This can be done 2-3 days ahead of time.

Strawberry Compote:

  1. Put strawberries and maple syrup in a pot over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until the strawberries are soft and juicy.  
  2. Whisk together the lemon juice, water and arrowroot starch in a small bowl.  
  3. Stir mixture into the strawberries.  Cook over medium-high heat while stirring until it bubbles and thickens (about 2-3 min).  Stir in the vanilla and allow to cool down until slightly warm or fully cooled (hot compote will melt the custard).
  4. Spoon compote over the custard and enjoy!  (Or place in the fridge and enjoy later!)


  • For a super smooth custard:  Once finished cooking, pour the custard through a fine mesh sieve.
  • Instead of compote, you can also top with macerated strawberries.  Simply cut up some strawberries and mix with a little unrefined cane sugar or coconut sugar.  Let sit for about 30 minutes or until the juices release.
  • Canada Day Dessert:  This dessert is already red and white but to make it extra festive, add in a maple leaf shaped sugar cookie (or watermelon) using a maple leaf cookie cutter.