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
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.