Charleston Desserts Recipe List

Swamp Fox Restaurant & Bar

387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403



100 c Heavy Cream
65 Vanilla Beans
275 Egg Yolks
16-2/3 c White Sugar
2 c and 1 T White Sugar
32 oz Fresh Peaches


  • In a medium heavy-bottomed pan, heat cream with vanilla beans until bubbles begin to form at edges.
  • Remove from heat and let stand 30 minutes.
  • Beat egg yolks with sugar until pale and thick. Remove vanilla beans from cream and pour into egg yolk mixture.
  • Cook, without boiling, over low heat until mixture thickens and coats the back of a metal spoon.
  • Remove from heat and divide evenly among 6 large ramekins with fresh sliced peaches layered in the bottom.
  • Cover and refrigerate 3 hours, until set.
  • Prior to serving, sprinkle remaining sugar evenly over custards and brown with a kitchen torch or under the oven broiler.
  • Refrigerate until serving.
  • Serve with a slice of fresh peach and a dollop of shantilly cream (optional)

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