Baked Custard

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Recipe: #7880

January 12, 2012

"When my daughter was pregnant with her first child (my first grandchild), she craved this custard. I made this almost every day for her. That was almost 29 years ago. My grandmother told me that the secret for smooth custard is not to beat the eggs too much or too hard--beat them just right (she showed me). Also, put a clean dish towel in the bottom of the baking dish that you are placing the custard cups into, and add water to the dish. I don't know what this is supposed to do, but my custard is always smooth and good. Don't worry, the towel will not burn."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (112.3 g)
  • Calories 121.9
  • Total Fat - 4.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 78.4 mg
  • Sodium - 209.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 15.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0 g
  • Sugars - 15.1 g
  • Protein - 5 g
  • Calcium - 104.6 mg
  • Iron - 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Slightly beat to mix well--eggs, sugar, and salt.

Step 2

Heat the milk and add slowly to the egg mixture, stirring all the while; add the vanilla.

Step 3

Place the custard cups into a baking dish or pan; fill them with the egg mixture, and then add hot water to the baking dish.

Step 4

Grate fresh nutmeg on the top of each one and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or till a silver knife comes out clean when thrust into the center of the custard.

Step 5

NOTE: Usually the time listed above is good for me and my oven and I don't need to check it with a knife.


No special items needed.

19 Reviews


This was my first time making this and I love it! So good topped with some whipped cream and a little sprinkle of cinnamon. I had it for breakfast a couple of times too. So good along with some fresh strawberries!


(12 May 2020)


A cinch to prepare and delicious too! Topped with whipped cream, it's one of my favorites now.


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(17 Nov 2019)


My granddaughter loves custard, so I made this for her. It was delicious and creamy and so yummy topped with big scoop of whip cream!


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(20 Apr 2019)


Creamy delicious and moreish. I wanted more until it was gone! Whipped cream is best with it.


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(9 Jul 2016)


My grandkids couldn't get enough of this and kept asking for more. Next time I will make a double amount so as to have plenty for seconds!


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(23 Jul 2014)


This very quickly moved to the top of our dessert list! Every one of us licked our bowls clean with this one Mimi!


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(2 Apr 2013)

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