Indulge in heaven with truffle custard recipe

Welcome, wine and food enthusiasts! Today, I have a recipe that combines two of my favorite things in life – a rich and indulgent Truffle Custard with a hearty and flavorful Cabernet Sauce. This recipe will take your taste buds on an unforgettable culinary journey, transporting you to the finest steakhouse in town, all within the comfort of your own home.

Truffles, known as the diamond of the kitchen, are harvested from the roots of trees and are revered for their earthy aroma and taste. In this recipe, we will incorporate truffle shavings and truffle butter into our custard for an added depth of flavor. The cabernet sauce’s richness will complement the custard’s mildness perfectly. The red wine reduction in our cabernet sauce will give our dish that unmistakable steakhouse taste that we all love.

This dish is perfect for any special occasion or even if you need to whip up something fancy without breaking a sweat. Without further ado, let us dive into this Truffle Custard with Cabernet Sauce recipe and create a masterpiece that your guests won’t soon forget.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Truffle Custard With Cabernet Sauce
Truffle Custard With Cabernet Sauce

Are you looking for a special dish to impress your guests? Then, you’ll love this recipe for Truffle Custard with Cabernet Sauce! This sophisticated yet straightforward recipe transforms ordinary ingredients into an extraordinary culinary experience.

If you appreciate the unique flavor of truffles and enjoy savory dishes, you are in for a treat. These truffle custards are silky, creamy, and rich with an earthy aroma of black truffle. To balance its richness, we paired it with a cabernet reduction sauce. The cabernet sauce is made by simmering beef stock and cabernet sauvignon wine reduction until thickened, then finished with a dollop of truffle butter to give it an extra touch of indulgence.

The combination of truffle custard and cabernet sauce is a match made in heaven. This pairing is perfect for special occasions such as Valentine’s Day or anniversaries or elevate weeknight dinners into something exceptional.

One bite of this dish will transport you to the French countryside, where a meal is not merely food but a comprehensive experience. With this dish on your table, guests will undoubtedly feel like they’ve been invited to dine at an upscale steakhouse. It’s an elegant way to showcase your culinary prowess while keeping your stress levels low.

Overall, this recipe is perfect for anyone who loves indulgent food and for those seeking something new and unusual. So, gather your ingredients and start cooking these decadent Truffle Custards with Cabernet Sauce today!

Ingredient List

 Dive into this velvety, rich custard
Dive into this velvety, rich custard

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this delicious Truffle Custard with Cabernet Sauce Recipe:

For the Truffle Custard:

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon black truffle shavings
  • 1 teaspoon white truffle butter
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon season salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

For the Cabernet Sauce:

  • 2 cups cabernet sauvignon
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 1/4 cup red wine reduction
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon truffle butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Poached pears (red wine vanilla)
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Ribeye steaks (cabernet sauce truffle)
  • Roast asparagus
  • Surf n Turf (turf red wine reduction sauce, rib bone truffles)

Make sure to have these ingredients ready and prepare yourself for an out-of-this-world culinary experience.

The Recipe How-To

 The ultimate indulgence: Truffle Custard with Cabernet Sauce
The ultimate indulgence: Truffle Custard with Cabernet Sauce

Now, let’s get to the fun part – making the truffle custard with cabernet sauce recipe! Follow these easy steps and you’ll have an impressive and delicious dish on your table in no time.


  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon season salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons grated truffle shavings or truffle butter
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste

For the Cabernet Sauce:

  • 1 cup of your favorite cabernet sauvignon
  • 1 cup low-sodium beef stock
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped black truffle

Step 1: Preparing the Custard

Preheat your oven to 325°F. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the milk, cream, and season salt. Bring the mixture to a simmer, stirring occasionally.

Crack open the eggs in a medium bowl with a pinch of sea salt and black pepper, then whisk them together. Gradually add the hot milk mixture into the egg mixture while stirring quickly.

Next, stir in two tablespoons of truffle shavings or truffle butter. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve and allow it to rest for five minutes.

After that, evenly distribute the custard among six ramekins set inside a roasting pan. Add hot water to fill the pan around each ramekin halfway up the sides. Cover tightly with foil.

Step 2: Baking and Cooling

Gently move the roasting pan to your preheated oven and bake until set for about thirty (30) minutes. Remove from oven and uncover immediately.

Let it cool down completely; you can also store it in the refrigerator if you want to serve it later. If you plan on consuming these little delights right away, let them rest for about ten minutes before serving.

Step 3: Preparing the Cabernet Sauce

In a small saucepan, bring the cabernet sauvignon wine reduction to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until syrupy.

Next, add your beef stock and cook for an additional ten (10) minutes, letting it reduce slightly. Once done, whisk in the unsalted butter and finely chopped black truffle until combined. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve over a bowl.

Step 4: Serving

Remove your custard from its ramekin and make sure to leave some room on top. Using a spoon, pour your delicious cabernet sauce over each little custard.

You can then serve it with poached pears red wine vanilla, alongside seared scallops, fish fillets, grilled chicken or steak cabernet sauce

Substitutions and Variations

 A decadent dessert that will leave you speechless
A decadent dessert that will leave you speechless

One of the great things about cooking is that there’s always room to get creative and experiment with ingredients. Here are some substitutions and variations you can try:

– Truffle shavings: If you don’t have access to fresh truffles, you can use truffle oil or truffle butter to infuse the custard with that earthy flavor.

– Red wine: While Cabernet Sauvignon works well for the reduction sauce, you can experiment with other red wines such as Merlot, Pinot Noir, or Syrah to match your personal preference.

– Milk: If you prefer a richer custard, swap the whole milk for heavy cream or half-and-half. You could also make a dairy-free version using almond milk or coconut milk.

– Poached pears: Instead of serving the truffle custards with berry compote, try poached pears in red wine and vanilla syrup for an elegant twist on this classic dessert.

– Surf n’ Turf: For a heartier main course, pair the Cabernet reduction sauce with ribeye steaks and roasted asparagus. The truffles would add a rich umami flavor to the dish.

– Mashed potatoes: If you want to go full steakhouse experience, serve the truffle custards alongside silky mashed potatoes topped with crispy fried onions.

There are endless possibilities when it comes to cooking, so don’t be afraid to play around with different ingredients and techniques until you find your perfect blend.

Serving and Pairing

 A perfectly balanced combination of sweet and savory flavors
A perfectly balanced combination of sweet and savory flavors


The Truffle Custard with Cabernet Sauce recipe is a perfect dessert for a special occasion or a romantic dinner at home. The combination of the rich and creamy custard with the deep and intense flavors of Cabernet Sauvignon makes it a decadent treat for any wine lover.

When it comes to serving, you can either serve the custard and sauce separately or mix them together to create an even richer flavor. To elevate this dessert, consider garnishing each dish with truffle shavings or a sprinkle of sea salt on top.

Now let’s talk about pairing. This Truffle Custard with Cabernet Sauce recipe pairs best with bold red wines with high tannins like-Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, or Malbec. These wines can stand up to the richness of the custard and complement its flavors perfectly, especially when paired with savory dishes such as ribeye steaks, beef roast, and mashed potatoes.

For those who prefer something lighter, consider pairing this dessert with poached pears in red wine or roasted asparagus for a delicious balance of flavors. You can also experiment with variations like substituting black truffle for white truffle or using a different type of wine reduction for the Cabernet sauce to match your preferences.

Overall, the Truffle Custard with Cabernet Sauce recipe is a fantastic way to indulge in your love for wine while satisfying your sweet tooth. Its versatility allows for pairing with different types of dishes, making it a great addition to any menu for an impressive dining experience at home or at steak houses.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The ultimate elegant dessert for any occasion
The ultimate elegant dessert for any occasion

Truffle Custard with Cabernet Sauce is a stunning dish to serve when you want to impress your loved ones or guests. As with most custards, this recipe can be made and refrigerated ahead of time until you’re ready to serve it. Once it’s been cooked and cooled to room temperature, you can store the truffle custard in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Likewise, you can store the cabernet sauce separately in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

When it’s time to serve, preheat your oven to 325°F. Place the custard ramekins in a baking dish filled with enough water to come halfway up the sides of the ramekins. Cover the dish loosely with foil and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the custard is set but still slightly jiggly in the center. Let it cool for 5-10 minutes at room temperature before serving.

The Cabernet Sauce can be reheated on a stovetop over medium heat or in the microwave on high power for a few seconds until hot. If you find it too thick upon reheating, add a little beef stock or red wine reduction sauce to thin it out.

Truffle Custard with Cabernet Sauce goes well with various sides like mashed potatoes, roasted asparagus, poached pears, berries or even Steakhouse-style ribeye steaks with Cabernet sauce and truffle shavings on top for that ultimate “surf n turf” experience.

Whether you make this recipe ahead of time or serve it fresh out of the oven, storing and reheating instructions will help ensure that your dish tastes just as amazing as when you first made it.

Tips for Perfect Results

 A heavenly dish straight from the French cuisine
A heavenly dish straight from the French cuisine

Achieving a perfect truffle custard with cabernet sauce can be challenging. Here are some tips to help you create a delicious, smooth and rich truffle custard every time.

1. Use fresh ingredients to get the best results. Eggs, milk, butter, and truffles, all have a limited shelf life, so make sure that they are fresh before adding them to your recipe.

2. Proper preparation of the ingredients is key. Ensure you have truffle shavings, a cabernet sauce, and other ingredients ready in advance to avoid rushing toward the end.

3. Accurate measuring is vital when preparing this dish. Whether you’re measuring flour or cabernet sauvignon, accurate measuring will go a long way in ensuring your dish comes out perfectly.

4. Season with salt sparingly as truffles possess natural saltiness in flavor. A little amount of sea salt would be enough to add extra flavor.

5. Keep an eye on the cooking time to avoid overcooking the custard. High-temperature baking can cause the proteins in the custard to coagulate into rubbery lumps, which ruins the texture of the dish.

6. While making cabernet reduction sauce, use suitable beef stock as it adds complexity and flavor to your sauce. Simmering your wine and stock mixture for an appropriate time would help flavors blend well providing savory taste for steak dishes.

7. Play around with variations of truffles (white or black) while shaving them for an enriching taste.

8. Truffle butter can also be used instead of shavings at times for a quicker finish rather than laboriously shaving truffles.

Remember to take your time while preparing this recipe and follow these simple tips for perfect results every time!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this recipe for truffle custard with cabernet sauce is a luxurious and impressive dish that will wow anyone who tries it. The combination of the rich truffle custard and the bold cabernet sauce is truly irresistible.

But don’t let the high-end ingredients and fancy presentation intimidate you – this recipe is actually quite straightforward to make. And with its versatility in pairing options, it can be served for a wide range of occasions, from an intimate dinner party to a festive holiday meal.

So why not give it a try? Impress your guests (or just treat yourself!) to this decadent dish and revel in the indulgence. The flavors and textures will leave you craving more, and the subtle notes of red wine in the cabernet sauce will keep you coming back for another bite.

Follow the recipe closely, or feel free to experiment with substitutions and variations – either way, you’re sure to end up with a stunning and delicious truffle custard with cabernet sauce that will elevate any meal.

Truffle Custard With Cabernet Sauce

Truffle Custard With Cabernet Sauce Recipe

Only a little pretentious. You will need four 4-ounce ramekins.
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Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Calories 95.9 kcal


  • softened butter
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon white truffle oil
  • 1 cup beef stock, good quality
  • 1 -2 tablespoon cabernet sauvignon wine
  • black truffle, shavings for garnish


  • Position oven rack in the middle of oven; preheat oven to 325°; lightly butter the ramekins.
  • In a small saucepan, heat the milk just until steam begins to rise.
  • In a big bowl, beat the egg and egg yolks lightly with a fork; add in salt and white truffle oil.
  • Slowly stir in hot milk until blended.
  • Place the prepared ramekins in a baking pan lined with a dish towel.
  • Ladle the egg mixture into the ramekins.
  • Set the pan on the oven rack; carefully pour enough hot water into the pan to come halfway up the sides of the ramekins.
  • Bake for 10-15 minute, or until set and a knife inserted near the edge comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and immediately remove the ramekins from the water bath with a dish towel.
  • While the custards are baking, reduce the beef stock until it is syrupy, about 6 minutes; add in the wine; stir to combine.
  • To serve: place the warm custards on individual plates; top each one with truffle shavings and drizzle 1-2 teaspoons of warm wine sauce; serve immediately.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 134gCalories: 95.9kcalCarbohydrates: 2.8gProtein: 5.8gFat: 6.4gSaturated Fat: 2.7gCholesterol: 216.6mgSodium: 314.3mgSugar: 0.2g
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