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Saffron Custard Recipe

Serve this beautiful, pale-yellow saffron custard recipe with a dusting of cinnamon, or enjoy it plain.

Summer 2018

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    A tiny amount of saffron in this custard turns it from creamy white to lemon-yellow.
    Photo by Getty Images/tolisma
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Yield: 2 cups

This recipe for saffron custard is an easy way to introduce yourself to cooking with saffron. You can eat the custard plain; pile on strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries; or layer it in a trifle or pound cake. The saffron threads will turn the custard from creamy white to a lemony-yellow color. 

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