Make Crema De Fruta

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Crema De Fruta is a popular layered desert in the Philippines, particularly during the Christmas season and other special occasions. The base of this dessert can be sponge cake, graham crackers or ladyfingers.

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Ingredients

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  1. 1
    1 big can of fruit cocktail
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  2. 2
    15-20 biscuits, or lady fingers
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  3. 3
    2 peaches
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  4. 4
    4-5 cherries
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  5. 5
    2 cups evaporated milk
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  6. 6
    1 cup whipping cream
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  7. 7
    6 egg yolks
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  8. 8
    1 cup white sugar
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  9. 9
    1/4 cup butter
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  10. 10
    1/4 cup all-purpose flour
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  11. 11
    1 tablespoon of unflavored gelatin powder
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  12. 12
    1/2 cup fruit cocktail juice
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  13. 13
    1/4 cup water
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  14. 14
    6 tablespoons white sugar
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Procedure

Fruit Cream

  1. 1
    In a saucepan, combine the following:
    Evaporated milk, egg yolks, 1 cup white sugar, butter, and all-purpose flour.
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  2. 2
    Bring to a boil on low heat.
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  3. 3
    Keep stirring until it slightly thickens.
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  4. 4
    Then add the whipping cream.
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  5. 5
    Continue stirring until it completely thickens.
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  6. 6
    Place half of the cream in a bowl and continue cooking the other half for 3 more minutes.
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  7. 7
    Set aside to let it cool.
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Gelatin

  1. 1
    In a separate saucepan, combine all the following ingredients:
    Gelatin powder, fruit cocktail juice, water, and 6 tablespoons white sugar.
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  2. 2
    Bring to a boil while stirring continuously - until the sugar and gelatin powder are completely dissolved.
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  3. 3
    Let it cool for a few minutes.
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Arranging

  1. 1
    Pour the first half of the cream in a rectangular dish.
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  2. 2
    Place a layer of ladyfingers.
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  3. 3
    Spread the fruit cocktail (without the juice) evenly on top of the ladyfingers.
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  4. 4
    Cover with the second batch of cream, which is cooked for another 3 minutes.
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  5. 5
    Slice the peaches into thin slices to decorate the top.
    Then add the cherries for a finishing touch.
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  6. 6
    Pour the gelatin mixture on top.
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  7. 7
    Cover with a cling wrap and refrigerate.
    Allow to set before serving.
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When using sponge cake as the base, place the first half of the cake in the container, followed by the cream mixture, then the fruit cocktail; cover with the other half of the cake, then pour on the second half of the cream mixture. Top with peaches and cherries.

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Sponge Cake

Ingredients

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  1. 1
    2 1/2 cups cake flour or all-purpose flour
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  2. 2
    8 eggs
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  3. 3
    2 cups white sugar
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  4. 4
    1/4 cup lemon juice.
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If you do not like the tangy flavor of the lemon juice, you can substitute with water.

Procedure

  1. 1
    Separate egg whites from the egg yolks.
    Separate 3 egg whites and place them in a small bowl.
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  2. 2
    Beat 1 cup of white sugar into the egg yolks until lemon colored or the sugar dissolves.
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  3. 3
    Add the cake flour alternately with the lemon juice.
    Set aside.
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  4. 4
    Beat the 3 egg whites vigorously until stiff peaks form.
    Add the remaining cup of sugar gradually and continue beating.
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  5. 5
    Put the 2 mixtures together, using the cut and fold technique with the use of a scraper.
    DO NOT beat.
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  6. 6
    Put in a pan, lined with wax paper.
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  7. 7
    Bake it in a moderate oven for about 1 hour, or until a stick poked in the center of the cake comes out clean.
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  8. 8
    When cooked, immediately remove from the pan and place on a cooling rack upside down.
    Let it cool.
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  9. 9
    Slice in half.
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Questions and Answers

How to make Crema de Fruta using graham crackers? What other types of crackers work well?

INGREDIENTS:

Making a no bake Crema de Fruta is fun and delicious when using graham crackers. With graham crackers, the difference lies in the foundation being used for the Crema de Fruta.

Here's how to make one:

  • All-purpose cream
  • 1 can of condensed milk
  • 1 can of evaporated milk
  • Fruit cocktail varieties
  • Graham crackers
  • Crushed graham crackers
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp. melted butter
  • 6 beaten egg yolks

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  • Stir together the flour and butter in a saucepan until well mixed.
  • Add the evaporated milk, condensed milk, all-purpose flour, and cream together into the mix.
  • Simmer the mixture on low heat. Stir the mix constantly until the texture thickens. Remove the mixture from heat.
  • Lay the first layer of graham crackers onto a rectangular tray. If you want, you can add another layer to the graham crackers to thicken the base and strengthen the taste of the graham crackers with the cake.
  • Spread the mixture over the first layer of graham crackers in a square pan or tray.
  • Place fruits on top of the mix.
  • Top the mixture again with another layer of graham crackers, repeating the process until the desired number of layers, and thickness of the desert has been achieved.
  • Sprinkle crushed graham crackers over the cake.
  • Top it off with fruit to decorate the top.
  • Chill the cake until it becomes firm.
  • Best served when chilled.
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Alternatives to graham crackers in Crema de frutas are crushed Oreos and butter cookie biscuits. Crema De Frutas is such a versatile and flexible dessert to make that you can experiment with almost any type of biscuits and crackers to go along with your creation. The very essence of Crema de Frutas lies in the fruits that you add to the mix and the cream itself. Just as the name itself indicates, Crema de Frutas is made up of cream and fruits, so adding a variety of pastries like biscuits and cookies won't harm the recipe. Other flavored biscuits may go well as a substitute for graham crackers, depending on your preferences.

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The secret to this dessert lies in the layering and the taste of the cream mixture. The richer the cream, the fuller and better-tasting the Crema de Fruta will be. All you have to is line up the graham crackers in order to form one layer. Put the cream and fruits on top of it. Repeat the same process until you reach the rim of your container. Put it in the refrigerator so the shape is preserved.

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You can also use ladyfingers for this. The ladyfingers, however, tend to absorb the cream, so refrigerate it as soon as possible, otherwise, it may turn very soggy.

Do I have to use evaporated milk when making Crema de fruta on graham crust?

If you have already read the article in Making a Crema De Fruta, then the answer would be yes, since it is one of the main ingredients to make your dish yummy and delicious.

How to make a simple no cook crema de fruta?

One of the most common ways is to use graham crackers or lady finger. Here are the steps:

  • Line up the graham crackers or lady fingers side by side at the bottom of a container.
  • After one layer, add in a mixture of cream and fruits.
  • Repeat the process until you reach the rim of the container.
  • Place the container in the fridge and serve chilled.

Can I use any other kinds of crackers or cookies to make a creme de la fruta crust?

My husband does not like graham crackers. Is there some other kind of crust I can make?. I have tried: I have tried making it without the crust but it is not as sturdy or tasty.

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Do you know how to make a healthier Crema De La Fruta recipe?

I was hoping to find a recipe for a gluten-free crema de la fruta dessert.. I have tried: Making it without the ladyfingers but it is not as tasty.. I think it was caused by: I am on a low-calorie, gluten-free diet and need an easy healthy recipe for Crema de fruta.

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