Custard (Mom's Recipe)

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 15m
Ready In

"Mom made this whenever anyone was too sick to eat normal food but it is good anytime. So delicious I have made for others too sick to eat and this is the first thing they have been able to eat. Must cook in a water bath of custard will not be tender but rubbery. If you do not scald milk it will take longer to bake.If this is all you can eat your servings may be 1"

Original recipe yields 3 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (219.9 g)
  • Calories 445
  • Total Fat - 29.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 183.3 mg
  • Sodium - 424.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 37.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.1 g
  • Sugars - 16.9 g
  • Protein - 8.4 g
  • Calcium - 76 mg
  • Iron - 1.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 8.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Combine Egg, Sugar, Vanilla and Salt. Stir in some cold milk

Step 2

Scald 2 cups milk then pour into egg mixture

Step 3

Butter inside of 1 quart casserole ( Previously you have poured hot water into a second pan 1 inch deep when casserole is in it.) Keep water in pan while in oven. oven temperature should be 325.

Step 4

Pour custard into casserole. Sprinkle to of custard with cinnamon. Then put casserole in Pan in the second pan. Place in oven.

Step 5

Bake 20-30 minutes. use knife to test if it is done If milk is cold when you put it in it will take 60 minutes to bake.

Step 6

Mom usually doubled to make enough for a large bowl when we were sick.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Great recipe...very easy to make with wonderful results! I made mine in a glass loaf pan placed in a glass 13x9  with hot water. I scalded my milk in a pyrex in the microwave. Mine did take about 45 minutes to firm up, but it may have been because my oven wasn't preheated enough. This is an eggy lightly sweet and soft custard, so to make it more to my tastes...I enjoyed it over bananas with caramel sauce and whipped cream. Yum! Made for the Recipebook tag game. 

review by:
(18 May 2012)


I saw this here and wanted to make some. I hadn't had custard for years. What a great dessert this was. I ate it out of the refrigerator with some whip cream on top. So creamy and smooth and delicious. I am going to give this recipe to my daughters to try. They will love it just like I do!

review by:
(1 Apr 2012)


Pure comfort food, just the way my grandma used to make it. I also added some nutmeg.

review by:
(14 Mar 2012)