January 4, 2014

Crema De Fruta

I used to prepare this using mixture of condensed milk and all-purpose cream as filling. This time, I tried using alternative - custard filling. I made this as part of our Noche Buena last Christmas.

You will need:
1 pack Graham Crackers
2 cups fruit cocktail, drained, syrup reserved
2 ½ cups evaporated millk
½ cup sugar
3 egg yollks, slightly beaten
¼ cup cornstarch dissolved in ¼ cup water
½ pack of clear gelatin/gulaman dissolved in ½ cup water
Here’s how to do it:
For the custard filling:
In a saucepan mix evaporated milk and sugar. Bring to boil with constant stirring and lower the heat once started to boil. With continuous stirring, slowly add the cornstarch mixture until thickens. Remove from heat then little by little and with continuous stirring, slowly egg yolks. Return to heat and continue stirring for a minute. Set aside and cool.

Dip Graham crackers in fruit cocktail syrup and lay over a rectangular pan. Spread evenly one-third of the prepared filling. Add half of the fruit cocktail then top with another layer of graham crackers. Repeat the step one more time. Spread the remaining filling over the top and chill for about 15 minutes.

Boil 1-2 cups of water then add the dissolved gulaman and simmer with continuous stirring until thickens. Pour over the chilled crema to about ¼ inch thick and chill again before serving.


  1. Yummy! This makes me miss my cousin's crema de fruta!
    Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  2. Huhuhu this reminds me so much of my childhood Christmases. I was so sad because we planned on making one last Christmas, pero di natuloy. Anyway, your photo looks so yummy!

  3. I'm gonna prepare this soon. Thanks for the recipe sis.

  4. Wow sarap naman! I made mango float for new year kasi madali lang hehehe

  5. This is look so delicious. I should make one sometime soon.... nagutom tuloy ako bigla for some dessert:)Happy New Year guys!:)

  6. I'm not really a fan of this. Hmm , I actually can't recall the taste. Hehe

  7. The steps are similar with the mango float recipe. Although I prefer the mango float, this is a good alternative especially when you live in Manila where mangoes (well fruits, in general) are expensive.

  8. I like the idea of the custard! Pero baka it's not wet enough para lumambot ng bongga yung graham? hehe. Ang sarap, makes me want to make one this weekend. hehe

    Happy new year Daddy A!