Berries and Cream (Copycat Ruth Chris Recipe)

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This recipe for berries and cream is a copycat of a Ruth Chris recipe and is truly amazing. It will satisfy your sweet tooth but is also light and delicious. Top with fresh strawberry, blueberry, blackberry or raspberry it is sheer perfection.

What a luxurious dessert!  It is very rich and creamy and silky smooth. This delicious dessert is topped with juicy berries.

A parfait glass filled with berries and cream.

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The recipe for berries and cream is a bowl full of summer. Every summer I love to use fresh berries to create a fabulous finally with very little prep time.

Also, if you a craving something sweet but also light then you can whip up this treat in your spare time and create a really amazing treat that will wow your guests.

If you’re looking for more summer recipes, try these Jello Strawberry Pie , Peach Cobbler Cookies and Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes. We’re also loving this Flan – it’s seriously luscious.

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A spoonful of the fruit and pudding.

Why We Love This Recipe for Sweet Cream

If you love fun, light and fruity treat then this is the perfect dessert for your next romantic date night or summer party.

  • 30 Minutes: Quick and easy, light and creamy, with tart fruit in no time at all.
  • Easy Ingredients: It takes only a few simple and basic ingredients.
  • Family Friendly: Everyone will love this tempting summer treat.
  • Adaptable: Can make this dish with any fruit you have available.

Ingredient Notes for the Luscious Fresh Berries Brunch Treat

Eggs, vanilla, eggs, cream etc for the dessert.
  • Heavy Cream: You will need one cup of cold heavy whipped cream.
  • Sugar: White sugar
  • Egg Yolks: Four egg yolks add richness to the custard.
  • Vanilla Extract: A good quality vanilla extract to really enhance the flavor.
  • Berries: Fresh fruit, blueberry, strawberry, blackberry or raspberries.

See my recipe card below for a complete list of the ingredients with measurements.

Variations and Substitutions for Tasty Delicious Creamy Custard

You and your family or guests will adore the amazing texture of this easy dessert. Even though it is elegant enough to be in BON APPÉTIT. You will be the star chef and people will rave it is one of the best desserts that they ever had.

  • Berries: Any variety of berries you enjoy Or you can use other fresh fruit.
  • Toppings: Fresh herbs or even whipping cream.

How to Make Berries and Cream Dessert Recipe

Using a whisk, this Recipe for Berries and Cream treat will be quick and easy to make in no time at all.

These are the basic steps for making Copycat Ruth Chris Recipe. Refer to the full, printable recipe card below for detailed instructions and nutritional information including fiber and carbohydrates.

Creating the cream mixture.

Step 1: On the Stove

First, place cream and 1 tablespoon of sugar in a saucepan on the stove. Mix well and heat until it starts to boil. (Be careful so that the cream will not boil over.)

Step 2: EGGS

Meanwhile, crack eggs to separate yolks from whites. Then in a medium bowl, combine egg yolks and 2 tablespoons of sugar until well blended and sugar is dissolved. Add a few spoonfuls of simmering cream to the egg mixture and whisk. Repeat this step one more time.

Adding the eggs to the custard.

Step 3: PASTRY CUSTARD

Next, add remaining cream and vanilla to egg mixture.  Make a double boiler and place mixture on top.  Then cook for 8 – 12 minutes, until sauce thickens and coats the back of the spatula, stirring constantly. Use the spatula to pull the sauce away from the sides and fold it back into the center of the bowl.

Thickening the vanilla cream.

Step 4: STRAIN

Finally, when thickened, pass through a fine mesh sieve into a container.  Immediately place the container into an ice bath.  Once cooled, refrigerate. Lastly, spoon evenly on the fresh fruit when ready to serve.

Finishing the cream sauce.

Recipe FAQs this Delicious Fruit Summertime Dessert

Yes you can use a rich vanilla bean to infuse the vanilla flavor.

Of course, you can use any fresh ripe fruit that you enjoy and enjoy the taste of.

Indeed it is an easy to double or half this recipe with summertime treat.

Yes, you can make this tasty and fruity dessert in the morning and chill in the fridge until ready.

Of course, the blender will make a light and airy custard. Whip until soft peaks form. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.

Two of the sweet vanilla cream with berries parfaits.

Expert Tips for Making This Berries with Vanilla Cream Recipe

  • Simplicity: The best confections have an amazing blend of sweetness and tartness making the perfect summer treat. Therefore use what you have on hand to make it simple.
  • Add Whipped Cream: A dollop of whipping cream on the fresh raspberries and pudding.
  • Garnish: Sprinkle with a smattering of fresh mint leaves to finish this Recipe for Berries and Cream.

What to Serve with Berries and Cream (Copycat Ruth Chris Recipe)

A parfait glass filled with berries and cream.
5 from 16 votes

Berries and Cream (Copycat Ruth Chris Recipe)

Yield: 2 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
This berries and cream recipe is a copycat of Ruth Chris recipe is truly amazing. It will satisfy your sweet tooth but is also light and delicious. Top with fresh strawberry, blueberry, blackberry or raspberry it is sheer perfection.
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Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons Sugar
  • 4 Egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Place cream and 1 tbsp of sugar in a saucepan on the stove. Mix well and heat until it starts to boil. (Be careful so that cream will not boil over.)
  • Crack eggs to separate yolks from whites. In a medium bowl, mix egg yolks and 2 tbsp of sugar until well blended and sugar is dissolved.
  • Add a few spoonfuls of simmering cream to egg mixture and whisk. Repeat this step one more time.
  • Add remaining cream and vanilla to egg mixture. Make a double boiler and place mixture on top. Cook for 8 – 12 minutes, until sauce thickens and coats the back of the spatula, stirring constantly.
  • Use the spatula to pull the sauce away from the sides and fold it back into the center of the bowl.
  • When thickened, pass through a fine mesh sieve into a container. Immediately place container into an ice bath. Once cooled, store in the refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • Simplicity: The best confections have an amazing blend of sweet and tartness making the perfect summer treat. Therefore use what you have on hand to make it simple.
  • Add Whipped Cream: A dollop of whipping cream on the fresh raspberries and pudding.
  • Garnish: Sprinkle with a smattering of fresh mint leaves.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 596kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 523mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 156mg | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 2268IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

43 thoughts on “Berries and Cream (Copycat Ruth Chris Recipe)”

  1. The instructions never said when to add the vanilla and now I’m done making it. Oh no! When should I have added it? Is it too late to add it? Is it ruined?

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  2. The recipe didn’t say when to add the vanilla so I added to the egg yoke/sugar mixture before blending with the cream. Outstanding!

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  3. How yummy! I’d love to try this!

    Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites last week. Hope to see you again this week. Also, I’d like to invite you to come by next Thursday for my Holly Bloggy Christmas Recipe Party!

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  4. Sounds wonderful! I love recreating dishes from favorite places. Thanks for linking up to Tip Day Thursday at Around My Family Table.

    Wendy

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  5. Oh Yummy! This is such a nice alternative to the heavier holiday stuff right now! Thanks so much for linking up to Inspiration Friday this week! 🙂
    Vanessa

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  6. Oh my! I love berries and cream! Hope someone gets the hint and serves this to you 🙂 THanks for linking up to Friday Potluck.

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