Semolina Custard with Riesling-Poached Fruits and Honey



1/3 cup honey
1 1/2 cups late harvest Riesling wine
1/2 cup water
4 sprigs of fresh thyme
1/2 cup pitted, dried plums
1/2 cup pitted, dried apricots
1/2 cup dried mission figs
4 cups milk
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup fine semolina, sifted
4 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

Cooking Instructions

1. Bring the honey, late harvest Riesling, water, orange zest and thyme to a boil over high heat. Add the dried plums, apricots and figs and simmer covered until the fruit is tender, about 25 minutes. Remove the fruit with a slotted spoon, increase the heat to medium-high and simmer until the syrup has reduced by one-third and thickened slightly, 5 to 10 minutes. Return the fruit to the pan.

2. In a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the milk and vanilla bean. Scald the mixture and set aside for 20 minutes. Remove the vanilla bean. Add the sugar, semolina, butter, lemon zest and salt to milk. Stirring constantly, bring the mixture to a gentle boil. Reduce the heat to low and stirring constantly, simmer for 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat. Cover the top with a piece of buttered parchment or waxed paper to prevent a skin from forming on the milk and allow to cool. When the mixture is cool, add the eggs and stir together.

3. Butter 8 individual 5-ounce ramekins. Divide the custard mixture between the ramekins, distributing evenly. Position the oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350°F. Place the ramekins in a deep ovenproof baking pan and fill the pan half full with hot water. Cover tightly with foil and bake until the custards are set in the center and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes. Remove the ramekins from the hot water bath and cool on a rack.

4. To serve, run a knife around the edge of the ramekin and turn the custard out onto the center of the plate. Spoon the warm sauce and fruit around the custard and serve.

Serving Size: 1 ramekin of custard with sauce

Nutrition Information

Number of Servings: 8
10 g
Total Carbohydrate
71 g
Dietary Fiber
4 g
Soluble Fiber
2 g
Insoluble Fiber
2 g
56 g
Total Fat
10 g
Saturated Fat
5 g
Monounsaturated Fat
3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0 g
Trans Fatty Acid (tfa)
0 g
127 mg
Percent Calories from Protein
9 %
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate
62 %
Percent Calories from Fat
20 %
Vitamin B1- Thiamin
0 mg
Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
0 mg
Vitamin B3 - Niacin
2 mg
Vitamin B6
0 mg
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
2 mcg
Vitamin C
4 mg
Vitamin D
65 IU
38 mcg
Vitamin E
0 IU
Vitamin K
4 mcg
Pantothenic Acid
1 mg
205 mg
2 mg
216 mg
662 mg
418 mg
1 mg