Crema de Fruta

Filipino Style Recipe: Crema de Fruta is another popular Filipino dessert. It is usually consist of sponge cake topped in succeeding layers of custard cream, fruits and gelatin. This dessert is usually served during Holidays.

sponge cake
1 can slices of peaches, well drained
1 can slices of pineapple, well drained
1 small bottle cherries, well drained

Cake Syrup:
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water

Custard Cream:
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
3 cups evaporated milk
4 egg yolks
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin
2 cups pineapple juice
2 cups water
1/4 cup sugar

Part 1
1. In a rectangular container, arrange sponge cake.

Part 2: Cake Syrup:
1. In a saucepan, pour water and add sugar, cook until sugar has dissolved. Pour over the sponge cake.

Part 3: Custard Cream:
1. In a saucepan, combine flour, milk, water and sugar then cook in a medium heat. Stir constantly until thickens.
2. Add egg yolks, butter and vanilla extract, cook for another 2-3 minutes or until well blended. Stir well.
3. Pour over the cake syrup and let it cool. Set aside.

Part 4: Gelatin:
1. In a saucepan, boil water and add unflavored gelatin, pineapple juice and sugar.
2. Simmer until gelatin is dissolved.
3. Arrange fruits over custard and pour the gelatin syrup on top.
4. Refrigerate over night or until gelatin is firm. Serve chilled.

1. You may also also fruit cocktail as alternative fruits.
2. Sponge cake is available in grocery and bakery stores. But if you prefer to do it by yourself, here’s the recipe on how to make the sponge cake.

Sponge Cake:
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 large egg yolks
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. In a bowl, sift flour and baking powder together. Set aside.
2. In another bowl, put egg yolks and sugar. Stir until light and fluffy.
3. Add sifted flour and baking powder into egg mixture. Stir until well blended.
4. In a saucepan, combine milk, butter and vanilla extract. Cook until well blended.
5. Pour milk mixture into egg mixture. Stir until well blended.
6. Pour the mixture into baking pan and bake in 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 25 minutes or until done. Let it cool.



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